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BlakeJCorporalQSA (1)
Source: List of QSAs with the clasp Defence of Kimberley
Kimberley TG
BlakeJ1st Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
(Queen's Own) Cameron Highlanders
BlakeJPrivateQSA (1) CC. Ref: Po2.015.
Source: QSA medal rolls
HMS Terrible
BlakeJ3106SapperQSA (5) CC OFS Tr SA01 SA02

TNA ref 160/55; 157/82
Royal Engineers, Searchlight Section
BlakeJ CStokerQSA (1) DoL. Ref: 283.367.
Source: QSA medal rolls
HMS Powerful
BlakeJ H3rd Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
(Duke of Edinburgh's) Wiltshire Regiment
BlakeJ H1211PrivateDied of disease. Bloemfontein, 12 June 1900
2nd Battalion.
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
Manchester Regiment
BlakeJ H1211Private2nd Battalion
Demise: Died of disease 12 Jun 1900
Place: Bloemfontein
Source: In Memoriam by S Watt
Manchester Regiment
BlakeJ JSource: WO100/280Burghersdorp TG
BlakeJ RCarpenter's MateQSA (0). Ref: 341.000. Served extended period 9 Mar 01 to 31 May 02
Source: QSA medal rolls
HMS Barracouta
BlakeJ R297PrivateDemise: Died of wounds 15 Jun 1901
Place: Vlakfontein 584 + Johannesbg
Source: In Memoriam by S Watt
48th Company, 7th Btn, IY
BlakeJ S14584TrooperDemise: Killed in action 05 Jan 1901
Place: Naauwpoort Nek
Source: In Memoriam by S Watt
Imperial Yeomanry
BlakeJ VSource: QSA and KSA medal rolls(King's) Shropshire Light Infantry
BlakeJ Y FColonelA US citizen born in 1856 in Missouri. He graduated at the West Point Military Academy in 1887. He was commissioned in the 6th Cavalry and say service in the Indian wars before resigning his commission in 1890. He travelled to South Africa in 1885 and took part in the Matabele Campaign in 1896. He sided with the Boers during the Boer War and took command of the Irish Brigade with the rank of Colonel. Their first combat was in the Battle of Nicholson's Nek near Ladysmith on 30th October 1899 where he was wounded. During the Ladysmith siege, the Irish Brigade was stationed between Pepworth and Surprise Hill. After the siege, he operated in the OFS near Brandfort during March and April 1900. In May the Irish brigade played an important part in the defence of the Biggarsberg, covering the Boer withdrawal from Natal. Blake served with distinction in the guerrilla war and returned to the US at the end of the war.Boer Forces
BlakeJ Y FColonelVolunteer from America (Irish) serving with the Boer forces
Source: Anglo Boer War Museum database, August 2016
American volunteers
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