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Alfred Lewis BLANCHARD

Regimental number2113
Place of birthUnited States of America
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFisherman
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation30.3
Height5' 7.5"
Weight138 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Alma Blanchard, Fern Street, Portland, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date5 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentActing Corporal
Unit name21st Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 27 September 1915
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll21st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 January 1916
Discharge date2 August 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HS 'Karoola', 20 January 1916; discharged (medically unfit: synovitis), Melbourne, 2 August 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death13 August 1938
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, BLANCHARD Alfred Lewis

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