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Joseph John BLUNT

Regimental number6960
Place of birthRunning Creek, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation32
Height5' 5.5"
Weight156 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs I Blunt, Kilcoy, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date12 June 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 23rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 25 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 17 July 1917
Place of death or woundingFrance
Date of death7 July 1917
Age at death34
Age at death from cemetery records34
Place of burialBailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Nord) (Plot III, Row D, Grave No. 213), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Mark and Sarah BLUNT, husband of Ida Bron (formerly BLUNT), Logan Road, South Brisbane. Native of Baudesert, Queensland
Family/military connectionsBrother: 5779 Pte Charles Henry BLUNT, 9th Bn, killed in action, France, 22 December 1917; Step-Brothers: Oliver WEASE, killed in action; 2 returned to Australia.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 25 November 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 29 January 1917; marched in to 4th Training Bn, Codford, 30 January 1917.

Admitted to hospital, Codford, 7 February 1917 (mumps); marched in to 4th Training Bn from hospital, 24 February 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 3 May 1917; taken on strength, 15th Bn, in the field, 8 May 1917.

Admitted to 4th Australian Field Ambulance, 31 May 1917 (injured feet); transferred same day to 76th Field Ambulance, and then to 2nd Anzac ACM Station; to No 3 Canadian Stationary Hospital, Boulogne, 31 May 1917; to No 7 Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 2 June 1917; to 4th Australian Division Base Depot, Havre, 9 June 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 17 June 1917.

Admitted to 4th Australian Field Ambulance, 23 June 1917 (influenza), and transferred same day to 11th Casualty Clearing Station (trench fever).

Died of multiple bullet wounds (hostile aircraft), 7 July 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BLUNT Joseph John
Red Cross File No 0430802H

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