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John BLIGHT

Regimental number1303
Place of birthBrompton, South Australia
SchoolBrompton Public School, Adelaide, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationBrickmaker
Address27 West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinWife, Mrs Anne Blight, New Street, Rothfield near Plympton, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 December 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A50 Itonus on 15 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll52nd Battalion
FateDied of wounds 6 September 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Date of death6 September 1916
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialAbbeville Communal Cemetery
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
78
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Frederick and Margaret Jane BLIGHT. Native of Bowden, South Australia
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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