Hyde War Memorial Trust

Roll of Honour of the 710 men of Hyde who fell in WW1

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Francis BLAKE

Serjeant 36493 Francis BLAKE
7th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment,
formerly 18487 Manchester Regiment

Killed in action,   Monday 30th July 1917,   France,   age 21

Home address:14 Bowker Street, Hyde, Cheshire
Born:1896 United State of America
Parents:Margaret Blake and John Blake
14 Bowker Street, Hyde, Cheshire
Marital status:Single
Occupation:Messrs. Lockyer's Glove & Wash Leather Works, Hyde
Enlisted:Manchester, Lancashire
Remembered:Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium,
panel 34.
Link to Hyde:Lived in Hyde

After taking a reconnaissance over the top of his trench with several of his men, he was returning when he was shot through the heart by a sniper.