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William BLANN

Regimental number43
Place of birthGoodwood, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
Address82 George Street, Thebarton, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinBrother, Mrs Emily Blann, 82 George Street, Thebarton, South Australia
Enlistment date12 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 18 November 1915
The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from
The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 12 July 1915. Taken on strength, 32nd Bn, 16 August 1915. Mortally wounded, 19 July 1916.
FateDied of wounds 22 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFromelles, France
Date of death22 July 1916
Age at death28
Place of burialBailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot II, Row E, Grave No. 85), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
119
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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