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Albert Henry BLACKMORE

Regimental number2116
Place of birthMaldon, Victoria
SchoolMaldon State School No 1254, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, J A Blackmore, North Maldon, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Citizen Military Forces, Victoria.
Enlistment date19 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name21st Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 27 September 1915
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll21st Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 25 May 1918

Other details from Roll of Honour CircularAwarded the Military Medal.
FateKilled in Action 1 September 1918
Place of death or woundingMont St Quentin, France
Age at death23.10
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialPeronne Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot III, Row L, Grave No. 32), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John Alexander and Edith Caroline BLACKMORE, 20 Normanby Street, Windsor, Victoria, Australia. Born at Maldon, Victoria.

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty near ALBERT on 19th May, 1918. This man was of the greatest assistance to his platoon Commander in getting the first wave through VILLE-SUR-ANCRE as expeditiously as possible, and in maintaining direction. He took charge of a Section when the N.C.O. was killed, and led his men forward to an advanced position where they were able to inflict many casualties on the enemy. His prompt and ready grasp of the situation mark him as a thorough soldier, and by his work he inspired and helped all around him.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Family/military connectionsCousin: 8805 Spr Garnet BLACKMORE, MM, 10th Field Company Engineers.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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