Born on 16 Apr 1882 and christened on 11 Jun 1882 in Much Hadham, Hertfordshire son of George and Betsy (Elizabeth) Thake. He was living as a Trooper in the Cavalry Barracks at Windsor in 1901 and then in Pirbright Camp, Worthing working as a military policeman in 1911. He married Evelyn Nellie Collier in 1914 in Elham, Kent and was a hay binder. He had no children. Enlisted at Bishop’s Stortford on 2 Nov 1900 formerly Trooper, Life Guards, entered France on 22 Aug 1914 and was killed in action.