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Phillip William BLAKE

Regimental number4982
Place of birthSwan Hill, Victoria
SchoolState School, Swan Hill, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressHigh Street, Swan Hill, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinWife, Mrs Florence Blake, Swan Hill, Victoria
Enlistment date12 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll31 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 28 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 26 February 1917
Place of death or woundingBullecourt, France
Date of death26 February 1917
Age at death30
Age at death from cemetery records30
Place of burialDernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot V, Row D, Grave No. 7), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
101
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Swan Hill Cemetery, Victoria. Photo: Peter Dennis. Parents: Richard and Mary Ann BLAKE, husband of Florence BLAKE, Lonsdale Street, Hamilton, Victoria, Australia. Native of Swan Hill, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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