|Place of birth||Port Arthur, Tasmania|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||St Helens, Tasmania|
|Age at embarkation||19|
|Next of kin||Father, A J Blackwood, St Helens, Tasmania|
|Previous military service||Nil (exempt area under Compulsory Military Training scheme)|
|Place of enlistment||Claremont, Tasmania|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||12th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/29/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||3rd Trench Mortar Battery|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Age at death from cemetery records||23|
|Place of burial||Borre British Cemetery (Plot II, Row F, Grave No. 1), France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: A.J. and Elvena BLACKWOOD. Native of Kellerie, Tasmania|
|Family/military connections||Cousin: Chaplain Donald Burns BLACKWOOD MC, Chaplains' Department, returned to Australia, 12 December 1918.|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Taken on strength, 12th Bn, Gallipoli, 6 August 1915.
Disembarked Alexandria, 6 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 29 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 5 April 1916.
Trnsferred to 3rd Australian Light Trench Mortar Battery, 2 August 1916.
Promoted Lance Corporal, 20 February 1917; Corporal, 3 May 1917.
On leave to Paris, 24-28 November 1917.
On leave to United Kingdom, 23 January 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 7 February 1918.
Killed in action, 24 July 1918.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BLACKWOOD Gordon|