Blake Family

Leslie Robert Blake DSC b.1897 Barnet. To Singapore 1920. Rubber Broker, Dupire Morrell Ltd, Collyer Quay, Singapore. Sub Lt SS RNVR 1939 to early 1941. ‘Jeyes’ document records. Blake received a DSC award in 1918 for participating in the Zeebrugge Raid (see below). Also, he appears on the WW1 Navy Lists. He was in Coastal Motor Boats as a midshipman, then Sub-Lt. He served aboard ‘Torpedo Boat Destroyers’ Miranda and Theseus. He served in the SS RNVR as a Sub-Lt then from 9.39 to 2.41 Lt. Service terminated because of his civilian job commitments.

BLAKE Mrs D.M. Housewife aged 30 in 1942. Wife of R.L [CWGC records his wife as C. of Hove] She was interned with baby at Palembang Women’s Camp Sumatra internee. Repatriated from Singapore to Australia on Highland Chieftain. To NSW.

Second service record:

Singapore Wedding. The Straits Times, 24 February 1928, Page 8:

Blake is on the right

The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser, 8 October 1927:

The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser, 11 July 1940: