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George Oswald Campbell BLACKETT

Regimental number1884
Place of birthBathurst New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationMiner
AddressScarborough PO, Scarborough, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs L Blackett, Scarborough PO, Scarborough, New South Wales
Enlistment date21 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 9 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


For initiative and good work in consolidation during advance on the Hanebeke and for capturing single-handed an enemy patrol of three men.
Recommendation date: 25 September 1917

FateReturned to Australia 10 April 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Given name George Oswald
Medals

Military Medal

'During the advance on the HANEBEKE on 20th September 1917 he kept his men under good control and did splendid work in consolidation. During night 20th and 21st September he noticed an enemy patrol, he went out, captured and brought them in single-handed. There were three men in the patrol. He did good work throughout.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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