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Regimental number2865
Place of birthScotland
OccupationRailway relief officer
AddressMatong, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25.2
Height5' 9"
Weight163 lbs
Next of kinFather, Neil Black, Matong, New South Wales
Enlistment date3 December 1915
Place of enlistmentCootamundra, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name56th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/73/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 25 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll56th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 6 May 1919
Discharge date20 September 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Wounded in action (gun shot wound, right arm),23 September 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Karoola', 6 May 1919; discharged (medically unfit: amputated left thigh), Sydney, 20 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death26 December 1953
Place of burialNorthern Suburbs Crematorium, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, BLACK John

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