The son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Blake of 589 Lafonatine St. Wallaceburg, ON. Prior to his enlistment he was employed at the Dominion Glass Co., in Wallaceburg.
John was enlisted at the age of 19 years. He was sent overseas as part of a draft and was posted to No.2 C.I.R.U. and was transferred to France in September 1944. Pte. Blake was listed as MIA in November of 1944, later reported as a POW in January 1945 as a POW. He was liberated by Allies advancing into Germany in April 1945. CDN 11/06/45(P). He was reported to being repatriated to England. WN 26/04/45.