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Harold Victor BLAKE

Regimental number2577
Date of birth12 November 1897
Place of birthRutherford near Maitland, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Address45 Park Avenue, Ashfield, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18.1
Height5' 4"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Sara Blake, 1 Wallace Street, Ashfield, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 4 months in the 35th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date24 January 1916
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name30th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 9 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll30th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 December 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Robert and Sandra Crofts
Discharge date3 February 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Orontes', 20 December 1918; disembarked Sydney, 1 February 1919; discharged (medically unfit: invalid), Sydney, 3 February 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death28 December 1964
Age at death67
Place of burialCremated: St Thomas Cemetery (Wall A Niche 134), Enfield, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, BLAKE Harold Victor

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