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John Stewart BLACKBURN

Regimental number559
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSchool teacher
AddressWagin, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinSister, Margaret Brown, Blackburn, Wagin, Western Australia
Enlistment date5 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board Transport A2 Geelong on 20 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal Roll434
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Field Company Engineers
FateReturned to Australia 23 October 1918
Family/military connectionsBrothers: [31] Lt Arthur Seaforth BLACKBURN VC, 10th Bn, returned to Australia, 16 October 1916; Lt Colonel Charles Bickerton BLACKBURN OBE, Australian Army Medical Corps, returned to Australia, 14 March 1919.
Other details

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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