|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Address||Dulwich Hill, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||26|
|Next of kin||Father, J M Blance, 'Clyde', Lincoln Street, Dulwich Hill, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Served for 5 years in the Citizen Military Forces; 2 years 8 months on the Instructional Staff; discharged to join the AIF.|
|Rank on enlistment||Sergeant|
|Unit name||10th General Service (NSW) Reinforcements|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/111/5|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A30 Borda on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Sergeant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||34th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Family/military connections||Brother: 7209 Pte Edmond William BLANCE, 5th Machine Gun Bn, returned to Australia, 5 July 1919.|
War service: England, Scotland
Embarked from Sydney, 17 July 1918; disembarked London, 27 September 1918, and marched in to 12th Training Bn, Hurdcott. Promoted Sergeant and allocated to Reinforcements of 13th Bn, 27 September 1918. Transferred to Reinforcements of 34th Bn, 17 October 1918.
Granted leave for Non-Military Employment, 6 June-6 August 1919: window blind making with Anderson & Munro, 136 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, Scotland. Report: 'Sergeant Blance regularly attended his employment and his work and conduct was to our entire satisfaction. He made very good progress considering he had no previous experience when he came here.'
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Raranga', 8 September 1919; disembarked Sydney, 20 October 1919; discharged, 14 November 1919.
Medal: British War Medal