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Charles Bickerton BLACKBURN

Place of birthKent, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMedical practitioner
AddressPotts Point, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation42
Next of kinWife, Mrs V L Blackburn, 12 Macleay Street, Potts Point, New South Wales
Previous military serviceAustralian Army Medical Corps Reserve
Enlistment date1 August 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant-Colonel
Unit name14th Australian General Hospital
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/101/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Kashgar on 5 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant-Colonel
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)


Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31138, 22 January 1919; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61, 23 May 1919. Awarded a second MID, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31728, 12 January 1920; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 33, 1 April 1920.

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31728 (12 January 1920); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 133 (1 April 1920).

FateReturned to Australia 14 March 1919


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Discharge date2 June 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: [31] Lt Arthur Seaforth BLACKBURN VC, 10th Bn, returned to Australia, 16 October 1916; 434 Sapper John Stewart BLACKBURN, 3rd Field Company Engineers, returned to Australia, 23 October 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt

Medals: Order of the British Empire, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BLACKBURN Charles Bickerton

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