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John Milton Roy BLACKWELL

Regimental number376
Place of birthNarrabri New South Wales
SchoolHillgrove Public School, Armidale, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address22 North Avenue, Leichhardt, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinJanet May Blackwell, 'Milton', Laurel Street, Chatswood, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date26 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentSignaller
Unit name5th Light Horse Regiment, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/10/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board TRANSPORT A34 Persic on 21 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSignaller
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Light Horse Regiment
FateKilled in Action 28 June 1915
Date of death28 June 1915
Age at death24
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialShell Ground Cemetery (Plot II, Row K, Grave No. 8), Gallipoli
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
4
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Ernest Valentine and Janet Mary BLACKWELL, 'Alberta', Archer Street, Chatswood, New South Wales. Native of Narrabri, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother: 186 Harold Ernest Rupert BLACKWELL, 19th Bn, killed in action, Gallipoli, 23 October 1915.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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