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Herbert John BLUM

Regimental number2573
Place of birthWoolloomooloo New South Wales
SchoolPlunkett Street Public School, East Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBoundary rider
Address79 Silver Street, St Peters, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinSister, Mrs E Evans, 79 Silver Street, St Peters, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date1 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll4 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 9 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularWas engaged in the evacuation from Gallipoli.
FateDied of wounds 25 July 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, France
Date of death25 July 1916
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialPuchevillers British Cemetery (Plot II, Row B, Grave No. 5), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles Henry and Jane BLUM. Native of Sydney, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3694 Cpl James Henry BLUM, 45th Bn, killed in action, Mont St Quentin, France, 18 September 1918.

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