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Full Name: Phillip Manu Blake
Rank Last Held: Corporal
Forename(s): Phillip Manu
Surname: Blake
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 10/808
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Next of Kin: J.T. Blake, Hastings, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: Karamu Road, Hastings, New Zealand
Military District: Wellington
Body on Embarkation: Main Body
Embarkation Unit: Wellington Infantry Battalion
Embarkation Date: 16 October 1914
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Vessel: Limerick or Arawa
Destination: Suez, Egypt
Nominal Roll Number: Vol1
Page on Nominal Roll: 60
Campaigns: Gallipoli
Last Unit Served: Wellington Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Gallipoli, Turkey
Date of Death: 8 August 1915
Age at Death: 22
Year of Death: 1915
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Memorial Name: Chunuk Bair (New Zealand) Memorial, Chunuk Bair Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey
Memorial Reference: Panel 18
Biographical Notes: Also known as Phillip Manu Blake. Philip Blake was the son of John Thomas and Eliza Hastings Blake, of Karamu Rd, Hastings, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand.
Description of Image: Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Sources Used:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
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