Regimental number947
Place of birthDurham, England
OccupationFarm hand
AddressBridgetown, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 7.5"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinFather, Joseph Blackett, Bishop, Auckland, Durham, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date9 September 1916
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Tropical Force, F Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT SS Te Anau on 20 November 1915
FateNo details of fate entered on Nominal Roll
Discharge date1 March 1917
Family/military connectionsRe-enlisted 15 March 1917, see 6776 Pte Wilfred BLACKETT, 28th Bn.
Other details

War service: Rabaul.

Proceeded to Kokopo, 3 January 1916, and is struck off the strength of the Rabaul garrison.

Taken on strength of 'F' Company, 4th Tropical Force, 6 January 1916.

Found guilty, 17 January 1916, of unknown charge: award, fined 2/6.

Found guilty, 14 March 1916, of unknown charge: award, fined 20/-.

Found guilty, 22 April 1916, of unknown charge: award, fined 5/-.

Arrived from Kokopo, 27 April 1916, and is taken on strength of Garrison.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Matrenga', 10 January 1917, and struck off the strength of Rabaul garrison the same day.

Discharged, 1 March 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death24 September 1930
Age at death43
Place of burialKarrakatta Cemetery, Perth, Western Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, BLACKETT Wilfred