Isidore Maurice Blake

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Blake, Lance Corporal Isidore Maurice no. 1049.

1st Battalion Naval and Military Expeditionary Force (Tropical Unit) D Company, later no.284 18th Battalion D Company.

Stoddart Street, Lakemba.


Born 1876, son of Maurice O’Connor and Ellen Blake, or, Born 1875, son of Augustine John and Maria Beatrice Blake.

Enlisted 11/8/1914, aged 38.

Living at 515 King Street, Newtown at enlistment.

Embarked from Sydney 19/8/1914 HMAT A3 Berrima.

Returned to Australia with the 1st Contingent from New Guinea, March 1915.

Re-enlisted 17/5/1915, aged 39.



Next of kin, wife, Mrs Paulina M. Blake, Lakemba.

Casualty List SMH 30/11/1915 Ill in hospital - at Woolwich.

Returned to Australia 17/3/1916.

Lakemba RSC Roll of Honour (L.M. Blake).

Roll of Honour, Canterbury District (I.N.Blake).

Australian War Memorial record available at: (accessed 15/07/2016).

Special acknowledgement

The primary source of the information on this page is copied from the prize winning publication Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. This book is the culmination of 12 years (1988-2000) research by a team of volunteers from the Canterbury and District Historical Society led by Dr Lesley Muir. Without this team's effort and dedication and the Society's willingness and support, this information would not be available today.


An uneditable version of the book Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe is in the eBook section of this wiki. In the main section, there is an alphabetical list of the 1,911 individuals recorded in the book - the list is titled Canterbury's Boys List. Each name in the list is linked to an editable biographical file created by copying the biography copied from the book. These editable biographies have been created to provide the space for descendants, historians, researchers, etc to add information, photographs, newspaper articles, memories, etc. they have discovered so it is available for this and future generations.


Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. Edited by Lesley Muir. Campsie, N.S.W. : Canterbury and District Historical Society, 2002