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John Ponsonby BLENNERHASSETT

Regimental number13259
Place of birthBendigo, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBank clerk
AddressBendigo, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, R Blennerhassett, Havelock Street, Bendigo, Victoria
Previous military service17th Australian Army Medical Corps
Enlistment date21 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameArmy Medical Corps, Special Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/99/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A63 Karoola on 7 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 28 February 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Listed on St Paul's Anglican Cathedral, Bendigo, Roll of Honour ('For God and Empire 1914-1919'). The Cathedral is currently closed while undergoing extensive renovation.
Family/military connectionsBrother: 13258 Pte Arthur William BLENNERHASSETT, 13th Field Ambulance, killed in action, 3 September 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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