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Cecil Hargreaves BLACKMORE

Regimental number3468
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
AddressWellington, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, H M Blackmore, Court House, Wellington, New South Wales
Enlistment date2 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll56th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 May 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During the movement preparatory to an attack the signal section suffered heavy casualties, among whom were the signal officer and sergeant. Corporal Blackmore, then a private, took charge of the section, and after the attack established communication between Battalion Headquarters and the companies in the line. The energetic work and devotion to duty of Corporal Blackmore maintained the communication in a most satisfactory manner. At a later date, when the section was further reduced by casualties, he was continually at work as an operator, with practically no rest for four days, and was frequently out under heavy shell fire replacing the lines.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 4 March 1919

Date of death2 March 1971
Place of burialNorthern Suburbs Crematorium

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