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Regimental number3234
Date of birth27 June 1885
Place of birthMiners Rest, Victoria
SchoolMiners' Rest State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBallarat North, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinMother, Mrs E F Blackman, 709 Macarthur Street, Ballarat North, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date5 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularName given on RoH circular as Leslie Crompton BLACKMAN.
FateKilled in Action 29 June 1916
Place of death or woundingPloegsteert, Belgium
Date of death29 June 1916
Age at death31
Age at death from cemetery records31
Place of burialBerks Cemetery Extension (Row B, Grave No. 16), Ploegsteert, Belgium
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Frances Emily BLACKMAN, 12 Baird Street, Ballarat, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: Captain Lyle Aubrey BLACKMAN MC, 8th Bn, returned to Australia, 10 May 1919; Lt Walter John Thomas BLACKMAN, 55th Bn, returned to Austalia, 28 March 1919; Cousins: 523 Captain John Reginald BLACKMAN MC, 8th Bn, returned to Australia, 14 January 1919; Captain FC SALE MC, 21st Bn, returned to Australia; Brother-in-Law: Captain Frederick Nelson WELLINGTON MC, 21st Bn.~
Other detailsWar service: Egypt, Western Front

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