Mervyn William BLACKLOW

Regimental number3901
Place of birthBagdad, Tasmania
SchoolBagdad State School, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBagdad, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, F H Blacklow, Bagdad, Tasmania
Previous military serviceServed 2 years in the Light Horse, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date23 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll13 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT RMS Orontes on 24 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 11 August 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Date of death11 August 1918
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialHeath Cemetery (Plot VII, Row J, Grave No. 18), Harbonnieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Frederick Henry and Sarah Anne BLACKLOW. Born in Tasmania
Family/military connectionsBrother: Lieutenant Colonel Archibald Clifford BLACKLOW, DSO, 3rd Machine Gun Bn, returned to Australia.