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Reuben Stephens BLAKE

Regimental number2298
Place of birthBulls Creek, South Australia
SchoolState School
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarm labourer
AddressGnowangerup, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinBrother, Archibald Blake, Gnowangerup, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date5 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name44th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/61/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A39 Port Macquarie on 13 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll44th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 5 May 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Date of death5 May 1918
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialBrookwood Military Cemetery (Plot IV, Row E, Grave No. 16), Surrey, England
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
137
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry and Sarah BLAKE. Native of South Australia
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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