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James Thomas BLANCE

Regimental number58762
Date of birth18 January 1892
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
AddressDulwich Hill, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, J M Blance, 'Clyde', Lincoln Street, Dulwich Hill, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 5 years in the Citizen Military Forces; 2 years 8 months on the Instructional Staff; discharged to join the AIF.
Enlistment date15 May 1918
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name10th General Service (NSW) Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/111/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 17 July 1918
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll34th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 September 1919
Discharge date14 November 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 7209 Pte Edmond William BLANCE, 5th Machine Gun Bn, returned to Australia, 5 July 1919.
Other details

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

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