Casualty Form – Active Service
• Regiment or Corps: Middlesex
• Rank: Private
• Surname: Blake H.
• Christian Name: Harry
• Enlisted : 24th February 1915
• Age of Enlistment: 18 years 2 months
• Occupation: Farm Labourer
• Serial Number: 265940
• Rank (1919): a/L./Cpl
• Christian names (full): Harry Thomas
• Permanent address: Oakley, Nr Brill

Private Harry BLAKE

Waddesdon Deanery News No 353 – May 1918
It has been an anxious month for all in many ways. The weather with snow, rain and floods has been depressing; and the anxiety felt for our brave fellows fighting against great odds and forced to retire has tried our faith to the utmost. But we believe that as sunshine follows storm and rain, so God will give us victory and joy for heaviness. Meanwhile let us pray for and sympathise with our men and their friends at home to whom news has come. Harry Blake has recovered.

Personal information
Known as: Harry Thomas Blake
Born: 1897 in Coalville, Leics
Birth registered: Jan-Mar 1898 Leicester
1901 Census: (Coalville, 48) London Road, Coalville; son, aged 4
1911 Census: (Oakley, 43) School Lane, Oakley; son, aged 14, Ploughboy on Farm

Father: 002 – Thomas Blake (born 1866, Oakley, Bucks; married 1895, 1901 Pte Royal Garrison Regiment; 1911 Railway Labourer
Mother: Emma Blake (born 1875, Oakley, Bucks; married 1895)
Brothers (3):
George W. Blake (born 1901, Coalville, Leics)
Gilbert Blake (born 1904, Oakley, Bucks)
James Blake (born 1910, Coalville, Leics)
Sisters (3)
Emily P Blake (born 1896, Coalville, Leics)
Lillian B. Blake (born 1899, Oakley, Bucks)
Elsie Blake (born 1897, Oakley, Bucks)