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Edward Charles BLANCH

Regimental number2596
Place of birthMerewether New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMerewether Street, Newcastle, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, E C Blanch, Merewether Street, Newcastle, New South Wales
Enlistment date25 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 25 July 1915 - 17th Bn, 6th Reinforcements. Taken on strength, 17th Bn, 5 February 1916.
FateKilled in Action 13 June 1916
Place of death or woundingFleurbaix, France (Battle of Fromelles)
Date of death13 June 1916
Age at death26
Place of burialBrewery Orchard Cemetery (Plot IV, Row D, Grave No. 37), Bois Grenier, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
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