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William Thomas BLACKWOOD

Regimental number6226
Place of birthCondah, Victoria
SchoolHotspur State School, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressHotspur, via Condah, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Blackwood, Hotspur, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date6 December 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll6 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 11 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 4 October 1917
Place of death or woundingPasschendaele, Ypres, Belgium
Date of death4 October 1917
Age at death24.2
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialOosttaverne Wood Cemetery (Plot IV, Row C, Grave No. 11), Wytschaete, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
46
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on Hotspur State School No 1260 Honor Roll, Victoria. Commemorated on Memorial Plantation Hotspur Avenue of Avenue, Victoria. Parents: Robert and Agnes BLACKWOOD, Hotspur, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: 6227 Pte John James BLACKWOOD, 6th Bn, returned to Australia, 1 August 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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