Captain Valentine Charles Joseph Blake

Regiment: 1st Irish Guards
Date published: 31/03/1916
Killed in action: Yes
Date of death: 29/01/1916
Age at death: 30
Cemetery: Rue Du Bacquerot No.1 Military Cemetery, Laventie, Pas de Calais, France
Plot: II. E. 21.
Information: Captain Valentine Charles Joseph Blake, 1st Irish Guards, was the second son of the late Valentine Joseph Blake, of Towerhill, Co. Mayo, and Mary Blake, only daughter of Charles, third Baron de Freyne. He was born at Castlemore, Co. Mayo, and educated at Stonyhurst and Trinity College, Dublin. He joined the Royal Irish Constabulary in 1908, and was commanding No. 4 Company at their depot in Phoenix Park when war was declared. He volunteered and received a Captaincy in the Irish Guards in October, 1914, and went to France in May, 1915, where he was killed on January 29th.