BLAKE, Albert Henry

Rank: 
Corporal
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service number/s: 
PO/X 4970
Born: 
Wednesday, June 27, 1923
Place of Birth: 
Whaley Thorns, Langwith, Nottinghamshire
Died : 
Sunday, July 30, 1944
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
21
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Albert Henry Blake
Corporal Albert Blake died during operations in Italy. He is also listed in the personnel files of the S.O.E.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Registers of Reports of Deaths - Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM 104/127.
Special Operations Executive (SOE) personnel file in his name at the National Archives ref. HS/9/161/6 [more....].
[Image] Sarah Riley (great niece).
 
Notes
Bari War Cemetery
The site of Bari War Cemetery was chosen in November 1943. There was no serious fighting in the vicinity of the town, which was the Army Group headquarters during the early stages of the Italian campaign, but it continued to be an important supply base and hospital centre, with the 98th General Hospital stationed there from October 1943 until the end of the war. At various times, six other general hospitals were stationed at Trani and Barletta, about 48 km away. (Source: CWGC)
 
Primary Roll of Honour: 
Photo of grave in Gallery: 
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