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Lieut Arthur Winston Blake

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Lieut Arthur Winston Blake

Birth
Death 14 Dec 1923 (aged 23–24)
Burial Boksburg, Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality, Gauteng, South Africa
Memorial ID 101142970 View Source

God is love
In loving memory of
Henry Hutton Blake
Cadet, R.A.F.
Died 1st. Oct. 1918
aged 29 years.
Also
Arthur Winston Blake
Lieut. R.A.F.
died 14th. Dec. 1923
aged 24 years.

Son of W.N. and Eleanor Royall Hutton Blake, of Roodekop.

Lieutenant Blake joined the Royal Flying Corps in August 1917. Between May and July 1918, whilst flying a Sopwith Dolphin, he shot down five German aircraft. He returned to South Africa after the Armistice and joined the S.A.A.F., but was killed when his DH9 was caught in a whirlwind at Dealsville, in the Orange Free State.

N.B. Henry Hutton Blake is buried in the Shorncliffe Military Cemetery, near Folkestone in Kent, England.

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