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William Milroy BLADEN

Regimental number5543
Place of birthSt Kilda, Victoria
SchoolHornby St State School, Windsor, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationAsst engineer
Address14 Packington Street, St Kilda, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs Lydia Bladen, 14 Packington Street, St Kilda, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Senior Cadets, Victoria
Enlistment date8 May 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 August 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name21st Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll21st Battalion
FateDied of wounds 23 March 1917
Place of death or woundingFrance
Date of death23 March 1917
Age at death19
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialDernancourt Communal emetery Extension (Plot VI, Row E, Grave No. 20), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Lydia BLADEN, 14 Pakington Street, St. Kilda, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3359 Leslie BLADEN, 57th Bn, killed in action, France, 12 Marc 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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