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Herbert Howbery BLACKMAN

Regimental number5543
Place of birthMalvern, Victoria
ReligionBaptist
OccupationElectrician
Address44 Osborne Avenue, East Malvern, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinMother, Mrs Sarah Anne Blackman, 44 Osborne Avenue, East Malvern, Victoria
Enlistment date10 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 September 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll5543A
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Divisional Signal Company
FateReturned to Australia 6 September 1919
Family/military connectionsCousins (First): 475 Pte James NEELY, 24th Bn, killed in action, 29 July 1916; 1593 Pte John NEELY, 7th Bn, killed in action, 8-9 August 1915.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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