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Richard BLAIN

Regimental number2766
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
SchoolForreston State School, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationNavvy
AddressGumeracha, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Frank Norsworthy, Gumeracha, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date17 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll29th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 27 September 1917
Place of death or woundingBelgium
Date of death27 September 1917
Age at death21
Place of burialLijssenthoek Military Cemetery (Plot XXIV, Row D, Grave No. 4), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
115
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Foster son of Mr F. Norsworthy
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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