Edgar Laws Blake

#36173, b. June 1870, d. June 1949

Individual's Timeline

Birth RegJune 1870Edgar Laws Blake1
Marriage26 August 1897Edgar Laws Blake2
Marr RegSeptember 1897Edgar Laws Blake
Death RegSeptember 1928Mary Antrobus Brown
Marriage1932Edgar Laws Blake3
Death RegJune 1949Edgar Laws Blake4

Primary events

  • Birth Reg: Edgar's birth was registered in the quarter ended in June 1870 in the Mutford, Gorleston registration district.1
  • Marriage: He married Mary Antrobus Brown on Thursday, 26 August 1897 in Holy Trinity, Upper Tooting, Greater London, England, when they were 26 years ~&~ 27 years and 2 months old.2
  • Marr Reg: The marriage of Edgar and Mary Antrobus Brown was registered in the quarter ended September 1897 in the Wandsworth registration district.
  • (Widow) Death Reg: By the death of Mary Antrobus Brown, Edgar Laws became a widower in the quarter ended September 1928. He was 58 years and 3 months at the time; From David BLAKE.
  • Marriage: He married Lucy Walton in 1932 in Long Eaton, Derbyshire, England, when they were 34 years ~&~ 61 years old.3
  • Death Reg: Edgar's death was registered in the quarter ended in June 1949 in the Tonbridge registration district, aged 79. (His age calculates to 79 years).4

Secondary circumstances

  • Occupation: Edgar was a manager for a builder's merchant in 1901 and an 'agricultural traveler' in 1911.

Census details

Some aspects of Edgar Laws Blake's life. 1941 Edgar Laws BLAKE was fined for allowing lights to be seen during the blackout - address Rock Villas Road, Tunbridge Wells : Kent & Sussex Courier 28 March 1941

1949 Edgard's death notice. Living at 12 grange Road Rusthall : Sevenoaks Chronicle and Kentish Advertiser 10 June 1949.

Military Career

Records show that Edgar Laws Blake served in the armed forces. Army No     68081
24/7/1888      Enlisted in RGA ( Royal Garrison Artillery ) Gibraltar
               (assistant inspector of position funding )
30/9/1894      Purchased release

Army No     19926
9/9/1914      Enlisted Ashford RFA ( Royal field artillery )
9/9/1914      Promoted corporal
               9/9/1914-9/5/1915 in England
22/9/1914      Promoted sergeant
11/3/1915      Posted RFA B58           
9/5/1915     Embarked to France
10/5/1915     Arrived France
27/5/1915      Posted RFA B53
3/9/1915      Posted RFA B129
7/11/1915      Promoted battery quartermaster Sargent
15/11/1915      Posted RFA B129
21/1/1916     Embarked Marseilles for Salonika
27/1/1916     Arrived Solonika
12/8/1916     Invalided to Hospital Ship Formosa (Gastritis )
19/8/1916     Admitted St Andreas Hospital Malta
1/9/1916     Invalided to England on the Hospital ship HMHS Rewa
               4th London General Hospital in Denmark hill
4/9/1916.      Posted 5p reserve brigade in England till 25/8/1917
               4/9/1916-26/9/2016 Summerdown camp Convalescence Hospital                 Eastbourne
11/9/1916      Posted RFA B49
8/10/1916      Posted South camp RFA Ripon
20/1/1917      Posted 7 depot Preston
13/3/1917      Posted 5c reserve brigade at Charlton Park
11/8/1917      Discharged to a commission
26/8/1917     In Aldershot, Appointed Temporary Commission in RASC
1/9/1917      193 discharge commission
7/9/1917     Horse Transport Duties
8/9/1917     France reinforcement camp at Le Harve (list 646)
21/9/1917     Headquarters 1st Div Training
28/9/1917      Commissioned lieutenant in RASC
6/4/1918     No 1(36) Coy. 1St Div training
15/7/1918     Invalided (Fell off Horse) at Ruitz in France
23/8/1918     Fit leave till 14/9/1917
15/9/1918     Base supply Depot (Southampton)
21/4/1919     Horse Transport duties at Blackheath Depot pending embarkation to Russia
17/5/1919     Leith waiting embarkation



22/5/1919     Russia with the Syren Force
               In Charge of a drifter belonging to HMS Glory which provided fish for the                garrison
               Appointed Captain RASC
               Returned from Russia as third officer on the HM Tug Jo Garvel?
6/10/1919     England ( Leave till 5/11/1919 )
16/1/1920      Demobilised

Medals           1914-15 Star, 1914-18 Medal, Victory Medal

E L Blake Family History

Edgar Laws Blake
Born     1870 Registered in Mutford Soffolk

Mary Antrobus Brown
Born      1871 registered in Kent

1897     Edgar & Mary Marry in Wandsworth

1900     Son Edgar Born registered in Mutford

          Second son ?

1928     Mary Blake (nee Brown) died

1977     Son Edgar Blake died


Lucy Ellen Walton
Born     1898 Registered in Shardlow

1932      Edgar and Lucy Ellen Walton marry

1936     Son David Born

Joyce Elizabeth Blake (nee Kemp)
1939     Born

1949     Edgar Died

1958     David & Joyce marry


1978     Lucy Ellen Blake (nee Walton ) died
Salonika Campaign


The Salonika Force dug-in until the summer of 1916, by which time the international force had been reinforced and joined by Serbian, Russian and Italian units. The Bulgarian attempt at invasion of Greece in July was repulsed near Lake Doiran. At the beginning of Oct 1916, the British in co-operation with her allies on other parts of the front, began operations on the River Struma towards Serres. The campaign was successful with the capture of the Rupell Pass and advances to within a few miles of Serres.
The Salonika Force dug-in until the summer of 1916, by which time the international force had been reinforced and joined by Serbian, Russian and Italian units. The Bulgarian attempt at invasion of Greece in July was repulsed near Lake Doiran. At the beginning of Oct 1916, the British in co-operation with her allies on other parts of the front, began operations on the River Struma towards Serres. The campaign was successful with the capture of the Rupell Pass and advances to within a few miles of Serres.


Ruitz

23rd Division
12-19 Apr Div withdrew to Bruay. Non-infantry billeted about Hersi, Divion and Ruitz

North Russia Campaign

British force consisted of

Headquarters
Elope Force(May 1918 - August 1919)
Syren Force(June 1918 - October 1919)
Dvina Force(October 1918 - September 1919)

Sadlier-Jackson's Brigade
238 (Grogan's) Brigade(May - September 1919)
Graham's Brigade
Murusi's Brigade
Sadlier-Jackson's Brigade
Headquarters
45th Royal Fusiliers
46th Royal Fusiliers
201st Battalion Machine Gun Corps
Campion's Battery Royal Artillery
385 Field Company Royal Engineers
139th Sanitary Section Royal Army Medical Corps
1153 Company Royal Army Service Corps
Vologda Force.5

Child of Edgar Laws Blake and Mary Antrobus Brown

Family of Edgar Laws Blake and Lucy Walton

Citations

  1. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com, Blake      Edgar Laws            Mutford      4a     765.
  2. Website Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com) "
    London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 about Edgar Laws Blake
    Name:      Edgar Laws Blake
    Estimated Birth Year:      abt 1870
    Age:      27
    Spouse:      Mary Autorbus Brown
    Spouse Age:      26
    Record Type:      Marriage
    Event Date:      26 Aug 1897
    Parish:      Holy Trinity, Upper Tooting
    Borough:      Wandsworth
    Father Name:      Lovenia Blake
    Spouse Father:      Henry Brown
    Register Type:      Parish Register."
  3. Website Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com) "First name(s)      Edgar Laws
    Last name      Blake
    Marriage year      1932
    Parish      Long Eaton Register Office
    Place      Long Eaton
    Spouse's first name      Lucy
    Spouse's last name      Walton
    Reference      SD/35/030
    Register Office      South Derbyshire (Derby)
    County      Derbyshire
    Country      England
    Record set      Derbyshire Registrars Marriage Index
    Category      Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records
    Record collection      Marriages & divorces
    Collections from      Great Britain."
  4. Find my past web sites, online http://www.findmypast.com or http://www.findmypast.com.au, Civil Registration event: Death
    Name:      BLAKE, Edgar L
    Registration District: Help      Tonbridge
    County:      Kent
    Year of Registration:      1949
    Quarter of Registration:      Apr-May-Jun
    Age at death:      79
    Volume No:      5B
    Page No:      828.
  5. David Blake, "David Blake email," e-mail from e-mail address, various.
  6. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com, Blake      Edgar Leonard            Mutford      4a     1086.