Private Robert Blake

Private Robert John Currie Blake, 1st Battalion, Scots Guards. He died from wounds in France, aged 20, on the 12th September 1918 during the “Advance to Victory”. He had been born in Linlithgow and was the son of Robert and Annie Blake who had been married in Galashiels in 1884 but had later moved to Linlithgow. He had been employed in the Goods Office of the North British Railway Company when he enlisted going to France in January 1918. He died in the 11th Stationary Hospital ,Rouen and is buried in St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France. The photos show Allied troops advancing after the retreating German Army during the final 100 days of the War. His Headstone is inscribed ” Too Dearly Loved To Be Forgotten”

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