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Claude Milton Peter BLAKENEY

Regimental number239
Place of birthTumut, New South Wales
True NameBlakeney
ReligionChurch of England
AddressSouth Gundagai, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 11"
Weight147 lbs
Next of kinMrs M.A. Tillott, South Gundagai, New South Wales
Previous military serviceAustralian Light Horse
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Place of enlistmentRosebery, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentShoeing Smith
Unit name1st Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/6/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Star Of Victoria on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 15 October 1915
Discharge date6 April 1916
Family/military connectionsRe-enlisted, 19 August 1916, and served with 1st Light Horse Regiment; see 2989 Trooper Claude Milton Peter BLAKENEY
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Palestine.

Taken on strength of 1st Light Horse Regiment, Gallipoli, 15 July 1915.

Wounded in action, 7 August 1915 (gunshot wound, right shoulder); admitted to No 1 Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis, 11 August 1915; transferred to No 3 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 11 August 1915; to Ras el Tin Convalescent Home, Alexandria, 21 September 1915.

Commenced return to Australia from Alexandria on board HS 'Kanowna', 15 October 1915; disembarked, 22 November 1915; discharged Sydney (medically unfit), 6 April 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSurname incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as BLACKNEY.
Date of death21 November 1939
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, BLAKENEY Claude Milton Peter

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