Blake, Gilbert

Regimental Number: 79173
Rank: Lieutenant
Branch: 31st Battalion; 21st Reserve Battalion; Canadian Forestry Corps

Gilbert was born in Stanton Harcourt, England on October 1, 1885. Before serving in World War I, he had served with the Oxford Yeomanry Troops for three years. As an officer, he was frequently transferred to different units for temporary duty and was mentioned in Sir Douglas Haig’s dispatch April 9, 1917. Gilbert married Edith Helen Stubbs. They eventually moved to British Columbia, where Gilbert died on March 10, 1960.

Sources: Wagon Trails Grown Over, p. 1146, 1147; Grande Prairie Capitol of the Peace p. 98