Private Peter Blake

Private Peter Blake, 2nd Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He was killed in action in France on 30th July 1916 during the Battle of the Somme and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Thiepval, Somme, France. He fell in an attack on an orchard near Delville Wood which was only partially successful and suffered heavy casualties of 15 Officers and 244 Other Ranks. The artist’s impression shows the type of grim fighting that took place in and around the Somme woods such as Delville.

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