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Joseph Arnold BLACKET

Regimental number1667
Date of birth--/08/1894
Place of birthGoolunga, South Australia
SchoolAdelaide High School, SA
Other trainingUniversity Training College, SA
OccupationSchool teacher
AddressSydenham Road, Norwood, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Next of kinMother, Mrs Martha Blacket, Sydenham Road, Norwood, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the Citizen Military Forces, SA.
Enlistment date17 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name27th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A61 Kanowna on 23 June 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF27
Promotion date: 29 July 1916

Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe was killed by a German officer who had been taken prisoner. The officer pulled out a pistol, shot Blacket, and ran towards the German lines; he (the officer) was shot and killed.
FateKilled in Action 10 June 1918
Place of death or woundingMorlancourt, France
Date of death10 June 1918
Age at death23.9
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialFranvillers Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot I, Row F, Grave No. 6), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Martha J. BLACKET, Sailsbury, South Australia. Native of Koolunga, South Australia
Family/military connectionsBrother: Captain John Wesley BLACKET, 27th Bn, Mentioned in Despatches; killed in action, Messines, 4 July 1916.

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