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John Wesley BLACKET

Place of birthGumeracha, South Australia
AddressNorwood, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinFather, Rev J Blacket, 17 Sydenham Road, Norwood, South Australia
Enlistment date16 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant Adjutant
Unit name27th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 31 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Infantry Brigade Headquarters
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

'For conspicuous good work with his Bn and while acting as Bde Major from March to June 1916 when he was killed.'
Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Suplement, No. 29890, 2 January 1917; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103, 29 June 1917.
Recommendation date: 17 September 1916

Date of death4 July 1916
Age at death from cemetery records30
Place of burialLa Plus Douve Farm Cemetery (Plot I, Row B, Grave No. 9), Ploegsteert, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Payneham Cemetery, South Australia. Parents: John (d. 7 June 1935, aged 79; bu. Payneham) and Martha J. (d. 7 December 1926, aged 62; bu. Payneham) BLACKET, Salisbury, South Australia. Native of Gumeracha, South Australia
Family/military connectionsBrother: [1667] Lt Joseph Arnold BLACKET, 27th Bn, killed in action, 10 june 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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