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 of 7th Bn., East Lancashire Regiment, (Formerly 18487 Manchester Regiment)

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

Of:14 Bowker Street, Hyde, Cheshire
Born:1896 United State of America
Parents:Margaret Blake and John Blake of 14 Bowker Street, Hyde, Cheshire
Marital status:Single
Occupation:Messrs. Lockyer's Glove & Wash Leather Works, Hyde
He enlisted in:Manchester, Lancashire
Remembered on:Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, leper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium,   Panel 34
Link with Hyde:Lived in Hyde

Notes:

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