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Major Alfred Blake Blake-Forster



Date of birth: 1867-07-04
Place of birth: Cheltenham Gloucestershire England
Next of kin: Jane Alice Lucy Blake-Forster, wife. 174 Jameson Avenue, Toronto, Ontario
Marital status: married
Occupation (attested): Soldier
Occupation (normalized): Other Military Ranks
Address: 174 Jameson Avenue, Toronto, Ontario
Religion: Church of England
Date of death: 1938-04-21


Regimental number: 10220
Highest Rank: Major
Rank detail
  1. Lieutenant (Army). 1916-07-13 ?
  2. Major (Army). ? to 1920-05-31
  3. Lieutenant (Army). 1916-04-01 to 1916-07-13
  4. Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion, Infantry (Army). 1915-10-12 to 1916-04-14
  5. Sergeant-Major, 3rd Battalion, Infantry (Army). 1914-09-22 to 1915-10-12
Degree of service: Europe
Survived war: yes
Battle wounded/killed: Wounded June 16, 1915 at Festubert


LAC ID: 47779
Attestation record(s): image 1, image 2
Service file: B0804-S057
Uploader's Notes:

Son of Henry White Blake-Forster and Mary Anna Blake-Forster (nee Clarke); husband of Jane Alice Lucy Blake-Forster (nee Cunnington) married August 9, 1909

Date of Birth declared on Attestation papers was July 4, 1872 but birth record confirms the correct Date of Birth was July 4, 1867

Commissioned October 12, 1915

Returned to Canada April 1, 1916 on leave, but retained in Canada as an instructor and adjutant of Military District No. 2. He returned to the Permanent Force on May 31, 1920

Prior service with RCR

Uploader's Research notes: 3rd Battalion Nominal Roll [Lieutenant Army Canadian Infantry M.D. No. 2 Depot Headquarters Lieutenant Army Canadian Infantry 23rd Reserve Battalion Lieutenant Army Canadian Infantry 3rd Battalion Commission confirmed in London Gazette No. 29339, dated October 25, 1915, pg. 10499 Regimental Sergeant-Major Army Canadian Infantry 3rd Battalion Headquarters Major Army Canadian Infantry M.D. No. 2 Depot ]


Date added: 2016-12-15
Last modified: 2020-03-14