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William Henry BLAKE

Regimental number6290
Place of birthNortham, Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressKatanning, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinMother, Mrs Kate Blake, Dempster Street, Northam, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the Light Horse, WA for one year.
Enlistment date4 September 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll2 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 18th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 29 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 24 September 1917
Place of death or woundingPolygon Wood, Ypres, Belgium
Date of death24 September 1917
Age at death32
Place of burialWimereux Communal Cemetery (Plot VI, Row B, Grave No. 5A), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
112
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Kate BLAKE, Dempster Street, Northam, Western Australia
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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