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James Alexander BLACKNEY

Regimental number1236
Place of birthHamilton, Victoria
SchoolState School, Hamilton, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationDrover
AddressHamilton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Annie Blackney, Ballarat Road, Hamilton, Victoria
Previous military service71st Infantry; Nil
Enlistment date20 March 1916
Place of enlistmentHamilton, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name39th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/56/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 27 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll39th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 25 May 1917
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialStrand Military Cemetery (Plot III, Row A, Grave No. 8), Ploegsteert Wood, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
130
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Hsamilton Cemetery, Victoria. Parents: Annie and the late John Henry G. BLACKNEY, Ballarat Road, Hamilton, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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