Malvern College First World War Casualty

Captain George Penderell Blake

Photo of George Penderell Blake
House and time at Malvern: No 7, 1893 - 1898.

Regiment: Welch Fusiliers.
Died: 21 July 1916 aged 37 in France. Killed in action.
Battle: Battle of the Somme. Cemetery: A. I. F. Burial Ground, Flers XV F 26

Son of George Farncombe Blake and Mary Elizabeth Blake, of King's Heath, Birmingham.
Shell B—Mathematical VI. Minor Scholar. Dowdeswell Prize.
Leaving Scholarship. Senior Chapel Prefect. President of Debating Society. XXII Football; House XI Cricket; Ledbury Cap; Lieutenant in Corps.
Scholar, Trinity College, Cambridge; B.A. (Sen. Opt.) 1901; Assistant Master at Merchiston Castle School 1902-05; Bradfield College 1905; Captain Cadet Corps.
10th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

'As soon as hostilities commenced he was offered a commission in the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, which he accepted, and went out to the front in September 1915. He was wounded in February, and killed in action, July 21st.' (Malvernian, Nov 1916).
Biography at Moseley Society