Charles Frederick Blake

#46860, b. 1896, d. 14 November 1916

Individual's Timeline

Birth1896Charles Frederick Blake
Death14 November 1916Charles Frederick Blake1

Primary events

Secondary circumstances

  • Occupation: Charles was a carter on a farm.

Census details

Military Career

Records show that Charles Frederick Blake served in the armed forces. Charles was in the 8th Battalion of the Norfolk Regiment. His service number was 13045, and he held the rank of Lance Corporal

He is buried in Albert. Bapaume Post Military Cemetery lies on the west side of "Tara Hill," and south-west of "Usna Hill," and at times it was called by those names.

In June 1916, the front line crossed the Bapaume road between the site of this cemetery and the village of La Boisselle. The attack on La Boisselle on 1 July was not successful, and several days passed before the village was taken. The cemetery was begun almost at once by the divisions engaged in this sector and 152 graves in Plot I, Rows B to I, were made before the end of January 1917, when the cemetery was closed.

Research Notes

  • Research note 01: His Will and possibly his last letters are available on


  1. Website ( "
    UK, Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919 about Charles Frederick Blake
    Name:      Charles Frederick Blake
    Birth Place:      Drayton, Norfolk
    Death Date:      14 Nov 1916
    Death Location:      France & Flanders
    Enlistment Location:      Norwich, Norfolk
    Rank:      L/Corporal
    Regiment:      Norfolk Regiment
    Battalion:      8th Battalion
    Number:      13045
    Type of Casualty:      Died
    Theatre of War:      Western European Theatre."
  2. Website Commonwealth War Graves Commission - Web Site (unknown url) "
    BLAKE, C F

    Lance Corporal
    Service No:
    Date of Death:
    Norfolk Regiment

    8th Bn.
    Grave Reference
    I. B. 18.

    Additional Information:

    Son of William Robert and Maria Blake, of 177, Aylsham Rd., Norwich."