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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Shanklin -
- St Saviour's Church : E A C Blake Memorial -

Location

St Saviour's Church, Queens Road, Shanklin, Isle of Wight
 
See map on www.streetmap.co.uk
 
IWM War Memorials Archive Record

Link : War Memorials Archive Reference 21852  
 
Historic England Listing Status

St Saviour's Church is Listed Grade II. Since the Memorial forms part of the fittings of the Church, it is assumed to be covered by the Listing.
 
Description

Brass memorial plaque.
Memorial

Shanklin St Saviour's Church E A C Blake memorial
 
Shanklin St Saviour's Church E A C Blake
 
Image from The Bond of Sacrifice
Inscription


TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF
EDWARD ALGERNON CLEADER BLAKE
MAJOR, 2ND BATT. DURHAM LIGHT INFANTRY
YOUNGER SON OF
EDWARD FREDERICK AND AGNES BLAKE
WHO WAS KILLED IN ACTION
AT ENNETIERES FRANCE
ON THE 20TH OF OCTOBER 1914 AGE 43
DULCE ET DECORUM EST PRO PATRIA MORT


Further Information

Edward Algernon Cleader Blake

Son of : Edward Frederick Blake and Anne Agnes Blake (née Browning), of Great Budbridge Manor, Isle of Wight.

Born : 1871, Carisbrooke, Isle of Wight. (Birth registered as Male child).

Census information :

1881 : Edward and Anne Blake, with their children including Edward aged 9, are at Shanklin Towers, Prospect Road, Shanklin. Edward Blake is a Solicitor.

1891 : E A C Blake, aged 19, is a Boarder with the Wray family, at 45 Wood Street, Woolwich. He is 'Living on his own means.'

1901 : presumed to be in South Africa

1911 : Brevet Major E A C Blake, aged 39, is with the Durham Light Infantry, at Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne.

Service information :

Major Edward Algernon Cleader Blake, 2nd Bn., Durham Light Infantry.

See reports below for his Army career

Casualty information :

Died : 20 October 1914 aged 43.

Commemorated at : Ploegsteert Memorial, Hainault, Belgium.

CWGC record ...

Shanklin St Saviour's Church E A C Blake

From The Times 28 Oct 1914



From Isle of Wight County Press 31 Oct 1914

Commemorated on these War Memorials :

Carisbrooke Castle County War Memorial Panel 01
Shanklin War Memorial
Shanklin : St Saviour's Church War Memorial
Shanklin : St Blasius Church Scroll of Remembrance - those who died


 


 
 

 
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