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Lewis BLENCOWE

Regimental number180
Place of birthSandringham, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationPainter
AddressSt Auburn's Avenue, Balaclava, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 6.5"
Weight156 lbs
Next of kinBrother, Clarence Blencowe, St Auburn's Avenue, Balaclava, Victoria
Previous military serviceV.S. Regiment (2.5 years)
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Place of enlistmentSouth Melbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A3 Orvieto on 21 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 25 April 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death25 April 1915
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialLone Pine Cemetery (Plot III, Row E, Grave No. 6), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
43
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John Abraham and Annie BLENCOWE; husband of Mary Pellitt (formerly BLENCOWE), 22 Corsair Street, Richmond, Victoria. Native of Sandringham, Victoria~
Family/military connectionsBrother: 6764 Sergeant Clarence George BLENCOWE, 23rd Bn, killed in action, St Quentin, France, 1 September 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 5 April 1915.

Killed in action, Dardanelles, 25 April 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BLENCOWE Lewis

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