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William BLACKETT

Regimental number5041
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
SchoolGlen Park State School, Ballarat, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressBrown Hill, Ballarat, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFriend, Mr W Smith, Brown Hill, Ballarat, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date14 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 1 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 27 October 1917
Place of death or woundingPolygon Wood, Ypres, Belgium
Date of death27 October 1917
Age at death27
Place of burialLijssenthoek Military Cemetery (Plot XXII, Row H, Grave No. 13), Poperinghe, Belgium
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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