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William BLAIKIE

Regimental number5041
Place of birthPeebles, Peebleshire, Scotland
SchoolKingsland School, Scotland
Age on arrival in Australia27
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressAppin, Kerang, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinMother, Mrs. C. Blaikie, King's Meadow Road, Peebles, Scotland
Enlistment date2 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 1 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 18 August 1916
Place of death or woundingPozi?res, France
Date of death18 August 1916
Age at death32
Age at death from cemetery records32
Place of burialCourcelette British Cemetery (Plot III, Row D, Grave No. 5), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
49
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Christian Dickson Regan BLAIKIE, Kingmeadows Road, Peebles, Scotland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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