Water Ten. (Navy), 1st Div.; of New Orleans, La.; son of W. H. and Mrs. Eliza Blake. Entered service March 24, 1912, at Frisco, Cal.; re-enlisted March 3, 1917, at Norfolk, Va. Wounded at Chateau Thierry by machine gun. Sent to U. S. Mercy Hospital Ship. Served on Paulding, foreign duty as guard, also U. S. S. Virginian, U. S. S. Idaho, made several convoy trips, made five transport trips. Was fired on by submarine twice on board Paulding. Served in Honolulu four months guard duty; was in battle of Chateau Thierry and Bellicourt, served on Mexican border from March 29, 1916, to March 1, 1917. Mustered out at San Francisco, Cal., Sept. 16, 1919.