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Alick BLECHYNDEN

Regimental number571
SchoolBeverly and North Fremantle State Schools, Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressBeverley, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, Charles Blechynden, Beverley, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date15 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from
Two ships sailed from Fremantle carrying men from the 28th Battalion Headquarters, and Companies A, B, C and D. From embarkation records it is not possible to distinguish exactly which ship each man sailed on. They are: 30 officers and 982 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A11, 'Ascanius', on 29 June 1915 and 12 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A36, 'Thirty-Six, on 12 July 1916.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 29 June 1915
Two ships sailed from Fremantle carrying men from the 28th Battalion Headquarters, and Companies A, B, C and D. From embarkation records it is not possible to distinguish exactly which ship each man sailed on. They are: 30 officers and 982 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A11, 'Ascanius', on 29 June 1915 and 12 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A36, 'Thirty-Six, on 12 July 1916.
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularName given on RoH circular as Alick George Robas BLECHYNDEN.
FateKilled in Action 28 February 1917
Place of death or woundingWarlencourt, Somme Sector, France
Age at death25
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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