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Walter John Thomas BLACKMAN

Regimental number50
Place of birthMiners Rest, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTeacher
Address709 McArthur Street, Ballarat, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs F E Blackman, 709 McArthur Street, Ballarat, Victoria
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Field Ambulance
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/45/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 28 March 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.
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Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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