Kolonel – J.Y.F. Blake

John Y. Filmore Blake was an Irish-American and was a Colonel of an Irish Brigade that he formed and commanded in Natal.

At the battle of Modderspruit on 31 October 1899 his hand was badly wounded with a granade and he lost the use of that hand.

When his wound healed he joined the Artillary and was with them till the end of the war