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Sydney BLAKE

Regimental number6958
Place of birthDarlington New South Wales
SchoolCamberwell State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm hand
Addressc/o Miss K L Blake, Mental Hospital, Kew, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinSister, Miss K L Blake, Mental Hospital, Kew, Victoria
Enlistment date20 October 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 23rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 23 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 4 October 1917
Place of death or woundingPasschendaele, Ypres, Belgium
Date of death4 October 1917
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialLijssenthoek Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row H, Grave No. 2A), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
49
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Richard Charles and Annie BLAKE. Native of Camberwell, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: 4733 Richard Charles BLAKE, 7th Bn, died of pneumonia, England, 2 November 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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