Bernard Cecil Blake1
#36141, b. September 1882, d. 9 April 1918
The area that touches the north side of the road is a war cemetery. Whilst I have not proof, the roads to the north of this look very much like that Tuning Fork mentioned as the location of the battery
- Father: John William Blake1 b. Dec 1845, d. 15 Jan 1920
- Mother: Emma Julia Collins1 b. 1846, d. Mar 1934
- Relationship: 2nd cousin of Garson Henry Lovewell Blake :possibly Garson Edric JOHNSON's (later Geoffrey JACKSON) natural father?
- Charts: Blake (Essex) descendant chart, Blake descendant chart
- Birth Reg: Bernard's birth was registered in the quarter ended in September 1882 in the Alverstoke, Gosport registration district.1
- Death: Bernard died on 9 April 1918 in No 1 Casualty Clearing Station, France, On active duty with "A" Battery, 275th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. (Aged 35 years and 7 months, worked back from recorded birth date).
- Probate: His estate was probated on 18 May 1918. Executor was Thomas Henry Field LAPTHORN, Solicitor, His effects were valued at £176.
- Burial: He was buried in 1918 in France and Flanders His memorial is - VI. A. 1., CHOCQUES MILITARY CEMETERY.
- Occupation: Bernard was was described by his father as an author and clerk in 1911, and as a journalist in 1901. His bio has him as 1883-1918. Trawling the net has produced this list of books he has written:
* Blake, Bernard Cecil. AT THE CHANGE OF THE MOON. Ln: Greening, 1902. Chain of eight tales. "Further North than Abruzzi" regards a giant Arctic race.
* BOOKS037889I: BLAKE, BERNARD CECIL - The peculiar history of Mary Ann Susan published 1903.
- Milit-rank: He held the rank of Lieutenant in the Royal Field Artilliary.
- Residence: In circa 1918 Bernard Cecil lived in Languard House, Alverstoke, Hampshire, England.
- Free UK BDM index from 1837, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com, Blake Bernard Cecil Alverstoke 2b 561.