|Place of birth||Kempton, Tasmania|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Age at embarkation||25|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Emma Blackwell, Kempton, Tasmania|
|Previous military service||Member of the Kempton Rifle Club for 6 years.|
|Place of enlistment||Claremont, Tasmania|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||12th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/29/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Driver|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||Australian Mechanical Transport Services|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Family/military connections||Brother: 1007 Corporal Henry Albert BLACKWELL, 3rd Australian Light Railway Operating Company, returned to Australia, 20 November 1918.|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Taken on strength, 12th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 7 January 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 29 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 5 April 1916.
Found guilty, 3 May 1916, of while on Active Service, contrary to Routine Order 77, para. 449, being absent from billet 2100 (30 minutes), 29 April 1916: awarded 72 hours' Field Punishment No 2.
Admitted to 4th Casualty Clearing Station, 31 July 1916; transferred to Ambulance Train No 4, 1 August 1916, and admitted to 22nd General Hospital, Camiers, 2 August 1916 (undescended left testicle); discharged to Base, 6 August 1916.
Admitted to 26th General Hospital, Etaples, 18 September 1916 (undescended left testicle); transferred to England, 19 September 1916, and admitted to 1/4th Northern General Hospital, Lincoln, 20 September 1916; transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 9 November 1916; discharged on furlough, 15 November 1916, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 30 November 1916.
Marched into No 4 Command Depot, Wareham, from Perham Downs, 4 December 1916.
Taken on strength, Australian Motor Transport Services, Chelsea, and mustered as Driver, 30 January 1917.
Detached for duty at Army Medical Corps Training Depot, 10 May 1917.
Reverted to the ranks, 12 July 1917.
Admitted to Military Hospital, Grantham, 7 February 1918 (pleurisy); discharged to Machine Gun Training Depot, Grantham, 7 March 1918.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Aeneas', 22 November 1919; admitted to ship's hospital at sea, 29 November 1919; discharged to duty, 15 December 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 9 January 1920; discharged (medically unfit), 15 February 1921.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Date of death|
|Place of burial||St Mary's Cemetery, Kempton, Tasmania|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BLACKWELL Eric|