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Benedict John BLACKWELL

Regimental number450
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
SchoolChristian Brothers School, Abbotsford, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationPostman
Address48 Gore Street, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Blackwell, 48 Gore Street, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date29 October 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll2 November 2004
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1450
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 6 May 1915
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialChatby War Memorial Cemetery (Row H, Grave No. 105), Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
68
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Richard and Margaret BLACKWELL, Austin Place, Brunswick, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: 797 Pte Anthony BLACKWELL, 21st Bn, returned to Australia, 4 May 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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