CEF Soldier Detail

Lieutenant Gilbert Blake

Regimental Number:
79173
Survived War:
Not Specified
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
31st Battalion
Company:
Place of Birth:
Stanton, Harcourt
Country:
Next of Kin:
M.G.M. Blake, Eynsham, Oxfordshire, England.
Address at Enlistment:
Date of Birth:
October 1, 1885
Trade or Calling:
Contractor
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
Yes
Place of Enlistment:
Edmonton, Alberta
Date of Enlistment:
November 16, 1914
Age at enlistment:
29
Height:
6 Feet Inches
Chest:
38 Inches
Expansion:
4 Inches
Religion:
Church of England
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Not Specified
Battle Died/Wounded:
Date of Death:
Age at Death:
Buried at:
Plot:
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
Not Specified
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Not Specified
LAC Reference: RG 150,Accession 1992-93/166 Box 802-8
Research Notes

Info from the war diary and attestation papers. There is no trace on the CWGC site.

Rank Regiment Unit Company
Lieutenant Canadian Infantry 31st Battalion
Sergeant Canadian Infantry 31st Battalion

This man was with the 31st when he was promoted to temporary Lieutenant on 29th June 1916.

This man had previously served in the Oxford Yeomanry for 3 years as a Trooper.