George Arthur Blake

Census Address: 19 Bentley Street
Place of Birth: Stamford
Date of Birth: 1894
Enlistment Address: -
Regiment: -
Service Numbers: -
Place of Death: Luton
Date Died: 1979
19 Bentley Street, Stamford

George Arthur Blake

George Arthur aged 16 was the eldest son of George William and Caroline Blake, in 1911 the family lived at 19 Bentley Street, having previously lived at 8 Elm Street. There were eleven children in the family. His father was listed as a self-employed chandler and in 1911 George was an ironmonger’s apprentice.

By 1916 they had moved to Luton and lived at 200 Hitchin Road. No military records for George have been found.

Amendments and Addenda

Eva was one of this large family and sister to Francis (and George Arthur). She married but when her marriage failed in 1936, she moved back, with her son, to live in Luton at 200 Hitchin Road with her parents. Her parents never really got over the loss of their son Francis, who was killed in the same month that he joined the army. Eva continued to live at 200 Hitchin Road until her death aged 84.