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John Stanley BLATCH

Regimental number2871
Place of birthPicton New South Wales
SchoolNight School, Mittagong, NSW
Other trainingRifle Club, Mittagong
AddressDaisy Downs, Colo Vale, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, John Francis Blatch, Daisy Downs, Colo Vale, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date11 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name60th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/77/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 3 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 26 September 1917
Place of death or woundingPolygon Wood, Ypres, France
Date of death26 September 1917
Age at death21.9
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialNew Irish Farm Cemetery (Plot XXXII, Row B, Grave No. 18), St. Jean-Les-Ypres
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John Francis and Grace BLATCH. Native of Picton, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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