George Blake (1893-1961) was born to Matthew Blake and Ursula Scott McCulloch on 28 October 1893 at 60 Forsyth Street, Greenock.
He studied at Greenock Academy and then at Glasgow University where he studied law. He was apprenticed to Neill Clark and Murray but this was interrupted by the outbreak of the First World War. He enlisted with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders and served at Gallipoli but was invalided out in 1917.
He did not return to a law career but became a journalist with the Glasgow Evening Times becoming its literary editor. He moved to London and later to Helensburgh. He wrote many novels mainly based around the ship building communities of the Clyde and also several well researched books about the shipbuilding and allied industries. He died on the 29 August 1961.
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