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Leonard Stanley BLACKWOOD

Regimental number5337
Place of birthLeonards Hill, Victoria
SchoolState School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClicker
Address15 Service Street, Coburg, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs A M Blackwood, 15 Service Street, Coburg, Victoria
Enlistment date16 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll26 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 4 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 7 October 1917
Place of death or woundingPasschendaele, Ypres, Belgium
Date of death7 October 1917
Age at death21.6
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialLijssenthoek Military Cemetery (Plot XX, Row I, Grave No. 19), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
52
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Amelia BLACKWOOD, Service Street, Coburg, Victoria.
Family/military connectionsCousins: 1128 Pte CM CARTER, 23rd Bn, killed in action, 5 May 1917; 985 J O'NEILL, 28th Bn, killed in action, 28 July 1916.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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