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Place of birthWhangaroa, New Zealand
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLaw clerk
AddressWhangaron, New Zealand
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, Edward Clare Blomfield, Barrister, Auckland, New Zealand
Enlistment date23 August 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name30th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 9 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll30th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Recommendation date: 2 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 11 December 1918

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When the enemy attacked on his flank it was owing to his supreme coolness and promptitude that the men of all units in the vicinity were enabled to make a determined stand. His action undoubtedly staved off a serious attack by the enemy. He showed the greatest courage and initiative throughout the operations.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 137
Date: 30 August 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death14 February 1969
Age at death73
Place of burialSouthport Cemetery, Queensland

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