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Arthur Edwin BLADWELL

Regimental number423
Date of birth17 December 1892
Place of birthMarrickville, New South Wales
SchoolMarrickville Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressEnglish Combe, Warren Road, Marickville, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, Joseph Charles Bladwell, Warren Road, Marrickville, New South Wales
Enlistment date28 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'Work at Broodseinde.'
Recommendation date: 14 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 3 March 1919

Military Medal

'At BROODSEINDE near YPRES, during attack, this N.C.O. led his men with great gallantry and with others rushed a strong enemy machine gun position under very heavy fire capturing many prisoners and several machine guns. He was wounded in the shoulder but insisted in carrying on, until again wounded in the leg. his personal example greatly inspired the men and helped considerably in the success.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
Date: 23 May 1918

Family/military connectionsBrother: 2377 Pte Reginald Robert BLADWELL, 56th Bn, killed in action, 30 September 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, France (awarded promotion after Pozieres, 1916), Belgium (awarded the Military Medal after Passchendaele, 1917). Wounded, Passchendaele, 8 October 1917; returned to duty, 20 February 1918.

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-18 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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