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Regimental number6776
Place of birthDurham, England
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBridgetown, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 4.5"
Weight133 lbs
Next of kinFather, Joseph Blackett, Grafton, York, England
Enlistment date15 March 1917
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 29 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 14 January 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Joseph and Elizabeth BLACKETT
Discharge date19 March 1919
Family/military connectionsPrevious period of service with 'F' Company, 4th Tropical Force; see 947 Wilfred BLACKETT.
Other details

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 Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death24 September 1930
Age at death43
Place of burialKarrakatta Cemetery, Perth, Western Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, BLACKETT Wilfred

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