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Claude Milton Peter BLAKENEY

Regimental number2989
Date of birth24 May 1887
Place of birthTumut, New South Wales
SchoolTumut, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarrier
AddressSouth Gundagai, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 11.75"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Ann Tillott, South Gundagai, New South Wales
Enlistment date19 August 1916
Place of enlistmentRosebery Park, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Light Horse Regiment, 22nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/6/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A13 Katuna on 23 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 13 March 1919
Discharge date23 June 1919
Family/military connectionsPreviously served with 1st Light Horse Regiment at Gallipoli; see 236 Trooper Claude Peter Milton BLACKNEY
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Palestine

Embarked Sydney, 23 November 1916; disembarked Egypt, 23 November 1916.

Marched into Isolation Camp, Moascar, 2 January 1917; marched into 1st Light Horse Training Regiment, Moascar, 22 January 1917.

Transferred to, and taken on strength of 1st Light Horse Regiment, 25 January 1917.

Promoted to Temporary Shoeing Smith, 17 April 1917; reverts to the rank of Trooper, 20 August 1917.

Deatched to School of Instruction, Zeitoun, 14 December 1917; rejoined unit, 13 January 1918.

Admitted to 1st Light Horse Field Ambulance, 17 May 1918; transferred to No 66 Casualty Clearing Station, 18 May 1918; to No 75 Casualty Clearing Station, 20 May 1918; to No 47 Stationary Hospital, Gaza, 20 May 1918 (venereal disease: syphilis); to No 44 Stationary Hospital, 22 May 1918; to No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital, Moascar, 23 May 1918; to Desert Mounted Corps Rest Camp, Port Said, 25 June 1918; marched into 1st Light Horse Training Regiment, Moascar, 10 July 1918.

Proceeded to unit, 22 July 1918; rejoined 1st Light Horse Regiment, 26 July 1918.

Promoted Driver, 18 September 1918.

Evacuated to hospital, 17 October 1918; admitted to No 17 Stationary Hospital, Gaza, 23 October 1918 (malaria); transferred to No 44 General Hospital, 24 October 1918; to No 31 General Hospital, Abbassia, 25 October 1918; discharged to Moascar, 28 October 1918.

Found guilty, Port Said Rest Camp, 2 November 1918, of being out of bounds: award, deprived of 6 days' pay.

Marched into Details Camp, 2 December 1918.

Marched into 1st Bde Details, 31 December 1918.

To Details Camp, 10 January 1919.

To Anzac Training Regiment, 17 January 1919, and marched into 1st Bde Details the same day.

Marched out of 1st Bde Details, 10 February 1919; rejoined 1st Light Horse Regiment, 11 February 1919, and reverts to the rank of Trooper the same day.

Commenced return to Australian on board HT 'Ulimaroa', 13 March 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 19 April 1919; discharged Sydney (medically unfit), 23 June 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death21 November 1939
Place of burialRookwood Cemetery, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, BLAKENEY Claude Milton Peter

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