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Victor Eric BLAKENEY

Regimental number338
Place of birthYarck, Victoria
SchoolState School, Yarck, Victoria
OccupationEngine driver
AddressYarck, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Blakeney, Yarck, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date19 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Light Horse Regiment, C Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/13/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A16 Star of Victoria on 25 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Light Horse Regiment
FateKilled in Action 7 August 1915
Place of death or woundingThe Nek, Gallipoli, Turkey
Date of death7 August 1915
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialAri Burnu Cemetery (Row A, Grave No. 7), Anzac, Gallipoli
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Emma BLAKENEY, Yarck, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3132 Sapper Egene BLAKENEY, Railway Unit, returned to Australia.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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