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Leslie Holmes BLANKSBY

Regimental number3833
Place of birthWollongong New South Wales
OccupationCivil engineer
AddressGeelong, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinWife, Mrs B Blanksby, 39 Fitzroy Street, Geelong, Victoria
Enlistment date6 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit nameNo 4 Tunnelling Company and 1st Reinforcements (May 1916)
AWM Embarkation Roll number16/13/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 25 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Tunnelling Company
FateDied of disease 16 March 1917
Date of death6 March 1917
Place of burialPoperinghe New Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row B, Grave No. 17), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Elizabeth Irvine BLANKSBY, husband of Beatrice BLANKSBY, "Ithaca", Malvern Avenue, Chatswood, New South Wales. Native of Woolongong, New South WALes
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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