- Geoffrey Blake (Royal Navy officer)
Vice AdmiralSir Geoffrey Blake KCB, DSO ( 16 September 1882- 18 July 1968) was an officer in the Royal Navy.Blake was born at Alverstokein Hampshire, the son of Thomas Blake and Fanny Leatry. As a boy, he attended Winchester Collegebefore entering the Royal Navy in 1896. In 1911, Blake married Jean St. John Carr; with whom he had two daughters.
Battle of Jutland, Blake served as gunnery commander aboard HMS Iron Duke. In 1919, he was appointed naval attaché in Washington D.C., a position he held until 1921. Blake later commanded the Battle Cruiser Squadronfrom aboard HMS Hood during 1936& 1937.
Later in life he held the post of Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod - Sergeant at Arms of the House of Lords.
* [http://www.hmshood.com/crew/biography/blake_bio.htm Brief Biography of Geoffrey Blake by the HMS Hood Association]
* [http://www.dnzb.govt.nz/dnzb/default.asp?Find_Quick.asp?PersonEssay=4B37 Entry in the New Zealand Dictionary of National Biography]
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