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Hilton Sidney BLACKETT

Regimental number3258
Place of birthBathurst New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLocomotive driver
AddressGrafton Street, Goulburn, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Blackett, Grafton Street, Goulburn, New South Wales
Enlistment date20 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name55th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/72/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 11 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Broad Gauge Railway Operating Company
FateReturned to Australia 17 December 1918
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 2868 Pte Lancelot Charles BLACKETT, 58th Bn, returned to Australia, 27 July 1917; 8744/3003 Pte Percy James BLACKETT, 3rd Australian Light Railway Operating Company, returned to Australia, 1 July 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death17 July 1973
Place of burialRookwood Crematorium

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