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William BLAKE

Regimental number2538
Place of birthSurrey England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressMerilup, Dumbleyung, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, John Blake, 6 Selsdon Village, near Croydon, Surrey, England
Enlistment date28 August 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name43rd Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 9 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll43rd Battalion
FateDied of wounds 7 October 1917
Date of death7 October 1917
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialLijssenthoek Military Cemetery (Plot XXV, Row C, Grave No. 20A), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
136
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Phoebe BLAKE, 5 Great Woodcote Cottages, Purley Square, Surrey, England
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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