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Sidney Walter Colin BLAKE

Regimental number5296
Place of birthBrisbane Queensland
SchoolState School, Qld
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressWoodford Line, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, Sidney Blake D'Aguilar, Woodford Line, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed in Cadets, Brisbane, Qld.
Enlistment date1 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A50 Itonus on 8 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 28 February 1917
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Given name Sydney Walter
Place of death or woundingContalmaison, nr Albert, France
Date of death28 February 1917
Age at death19.6
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialContalamison Chateau Cemetery (Plot I, Row E, Grave No. 16), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
106
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Sidney George and Eliza BLAKE, Daguilar, Queensland. Native of Brisbane, Queensland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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