|Place of birth||Durham, England|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Bridgetown, Western Australia|
|Age at embarkation||30|
|Next of kin||Father, Joseph Blackett, Grafton, York, England|
|Place of enlistment||Perth, Western Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||28th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/45/4|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||28th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Joseph and Elizabeth BLACKETT|
|Family/military connections||Previous period of service with 'F' Company, 4th Tropical Force; see 947 Wilfred BLACKETT.|
War service: Western Front
Embarked Fremantle, 29 June 1917; disembarked Plymouth, England, 25 August 1917; marched into 7th Training Bn, Rollestone, 26 August 1917.
Marched into 6th Training Bn, Fovant, 8 November 1917.
Admitted to Military Hospital, Fovant, 19 December 1917 (contusion, right knee); marched into No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 24 December 1917.
Marched into Overseas Training Depot, Longbridge Deverill, 9 February 1918.
Proceeded overseas to France, 4 March 1918; marched into Australian Intermediate Base Depot, Le Havre, 5 March 1918.
Proceeded to unit, 7 March 1918; taken on strength of 28th Bn, 9 March 1918.
Admitted to No 6 Australian Field Ambulance, 28 March 1918 (gastritis); transferred to No 57 Field Ambulance, 2 April 1918; discharged to duty, 5 April 1918; rejoined 28th Bn, 6 May 1918.
Wounded in action, 10 June 1918; admitted to No 5 Australian Field Ambulance, 11 June 1918 (gunshot left wounds, side, back, foot); transferred to No 61 Casualty Clearing Station, 11 June 1918; to No 53 General Hospital, Boulogne, 12 June 1918; to England, 16 June 1918; to Military Hospital, Frenshaw Hill, 17 June 1918; to No 3 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 4 July 1918; discharged to furlough, 4 July 1918; marched into No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 22 July 1918.
Found guilty, 10 August 1918, of neglecting to obey orders by going out of bounds: award, forfeits 2 days' pay.
Marched into Overseas Training Bde, Longbridge Deverill, 3 October 1918.
Admitted to No 1 Australian Dermatological Hospital, 30 October 1918 (venereal disease); discharged, 1 November 1918, and marched into Convalescent Training Depot, Parkhouse, the same day; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 3 days.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'City of York', 14 January 1919; disembarked Fremantle, 18 February 1919; discharged Perth (medically unfit), 19 March 1919.
Medals: British War Medal, Victory MedalDeath attributed to war service.
|Date of death|
|Age at death||43|
|Place of burial||Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth, Western Australia|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BLACKETT Wilfred|