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Arthur Leslie BLACKBURN

Regimental number524
Date of birth14 January 1896
Place of birthErskineville, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBoundary Rider
AddressStanmore, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs K Blackburn, 21 Corunna Road,Stanmore, New South Wales
Enlistment date1 December 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll2 December 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Light Horse Regiment, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/17/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A58 Kabinga on 12 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 27 July 1919
Family/military connectionsBROTHER: Pte Horace Samuel BLACKBURN, No. 3657, 55th and 17th Battalions, killed in action 20 July 1916; BROTHER: Pte Robert Victor BLACKBURN, No. 20, 12th Light Horse, returned to Australia 14 March 1919
Date of death21 July 1974
Age at death78
Place of burialRookwood Crematorium, Lidcombe, New South Wales (UP163) Garden of Remembrance War Graves Wall 28, Panel L

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