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Gordon William Joseph BLACKMAN

Date of birth6 January 1895
Place of birthBrompton, South Australia
SchoolPulteney Street School; Muirden College, Adelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCivil servant
AddressBacon Street, Hindmarsh, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Emily Blackman, Bacon Street, Hindmarsh, South Australia
Enlistment date27 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit nameLight Horse Brigade Train 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/102/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 26 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Division Train


Unit: 2nd Division Train
Promotion date: 26 April 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448, 28 December 1917; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57, 18 April 1918.
Recommendation date: 28 September 1917

FateReturned to Australia 4 June 1919
Discharge date23 September 1919
Other detailsWar service: Egypt, France, Belgium. Arrived back in Australia, 17 August 1919. Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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