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Joseph Patrick BLAKE

Regimental number5046
Place of birthGalway, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationSawyer
AddressOttaway, May Terrace, Port Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation38
Height5' 8.75"
Weight146 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs S A Blake, Ottoway, May Terrace, Port Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date15 January 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 November 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 22 July 1917
Discharge date23 October 1917
Other details

War service: proceeded overseas to France from England, 30 December 1916; joined 10th Bn, 27 January 1916.

Wounded in action, 6 May 1917 (shell wound, left arm and abdomen), and admitted to 3rd Casualty Clearing Station; transferred to General Hospital, Etaples, 7 May 1917; to england, 9 May 1917, and admitted to Boscombe Military Hospital, 10 May 1917. Transferred to 1st Australian auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 7 June 1917; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 19 June 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Nestor', 22 July 1917; discharged (medically unfit), Adelaide, 23 October 1917.

Total war service: 1 year 343 days (of which 1 year 181 days were abroad)

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BLAKE Joseph Patrick

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