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Horace Edgar BLEE

Regimental number3233
Place of birthMaylands, South Australia
SchoolWellington Road Public School, North Norwood, South Australia
AddressPayneham, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22.10
Height5' 8.75"
Weight135 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Blee, Klemzig, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date30 July 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 27 October 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448, 28 December 1917; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57, 18 April 1918.
Recommendation date: 20 September 1917

FateDied of wounds 4 July 1918
Place of death or woundingHamel, France
Date of death4 July 1918
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialDaours Communal Cemetery Extension (Row D, Grave No. 38), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Payneham Cemetery, South Australia. Parents: Thomas (d. 17 July 1951, aged 88; bu. Payneham) and Amelia (d. 19 February 1961, aged 92; bu. Payneham) BLEE, Coorara Avenue South, Payneham, South Australia. Photo: Brian McLauchlan
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BLEE Horace Edgar

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