Son of Francis & Ellen Blake née Cullen of Coddstown. Husband of Mary Blake née Meyler, Coddstown, Killinick, Co. Wexford. There is a discrepancy between record and local newspaper article in terms of place of death.
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Son of James and Ellen Quirke (née Doyle) of Coolyearney (Ballindaggan, Wexford). Ellen (Mother) is recorded at the head of the family on 1901 census as farmer and shopkeeper.
Killed just before the opening of the Battle of the Somme (1916) while serving with 8th Division - most likely while unit was laying down bombardment in advance of the British offensive.
Buried at BOUZINCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France.