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William James BLUM

Regimental number2703
Place of birthMarian Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressMackay, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinAunt, Mrs Annie C Bailey, Killglass Lagoon, Mackay, Queensland
Enlistment date12 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name42nd Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/59/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 17 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Trench Mortar Battery
FateReturned to Australia 21 June 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Listed on Farleigh Mill & District Roll of Honor, Mackay, Queensland.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death16 September 1972
Place of burialCairns Cemetery, Queensland

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