Cyril Leonard Blake

#1141, b. 19 November 1924, d. 20 December 1943


Individual's Timeline

Birth19 November 1924Cyril Leonard Blake1,2
Death20 December 1943Cyril Leonard Blake

Primary events

  • Birth: Cyril Leonard Blake was born on 19 November 1924 in Manby House, Manby Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England.1,2
  • Death: Cyril died on 20 December 1943 in sea, Accident at sea whilst serving in the Royal navy, on HMS Obdurate. The ship was performing convoy duty with convoy JW51A. The attachment is a word document. If you click on the icon you will be able open it in word or save it to your hard disk (Aged 19 years, 1 month and 1 day, worked back from recorded birth date).

Military Career

Records show that Cyril Leonard Blake served in the armed forces. Ordinary Seaman D/JX 422173 in the Royal Navy. He served on the Raleigh from 10th March 1943 to 17th May 1943; The Defiance from 18th May 1943 to 16th September, 1943; The Dolphin from 17th September to 2nd November 1943; The Drake 3rd November 1943 to 18th November; the Obdurate from 19th November 1943 until his death on 20th December 1943. The Defiance and the Dolphin were submarine training shore bases, but Cyril never served on a submarine.3

Military

  • 1943, sea, Accident at sea whilst serving in the Royal navy, on HMS Obdurate. The ship was performing convoy duty with convoy JW51A. The attachment is a word document. If you click on the icon you will be able open it in word or save it to your hard disk

Citations

  1. Letter, Jean Eastoe to Shirley Elrick, 11/4/1999, Original source is a certificate of service sent by the Navy to Cyril's family.
  2. Copies of original certificates and docs.
  3. Letter, Jean Eastoe to Shirley Elrick, 11/4/1999.