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Thomas BLAKEWAY

Regimental number1823
Date of birth30 December 1876
Place of birthMurrurundi, New South Wales
SchoolCunnamulla State School, Queensland, also private governesses
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGrazier
AddressRockhampton, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation39
Next of kinWife, Mrs Lily Maud Blakeway, Goodwin Street, Bundaberg, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed in the Boer War (Queensland Mounted Infantry [?]; Australian Commonwealth Horse), 1899-1902.
Enlistment date4 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Light Horse Regiment, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/16/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Mongolia on 8 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 20 July 1919
Other detailsWhile undergoing pre-enlistment medical check at Barcaldine, his Boer War service records were stolen from the waiting room; he was therefore given the rank of Corporal in the AIF rather than Sergeant, which rank he had attained in the Boer War.
Date of death6 June 1957
Place of burialBundaberg General Cemetery (War Section), Queensland

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