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William Henry BLAKE

Regimental number4000
Place of birthBacchus Marsh, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationRailway employee
AddressMaddingley, Bacchus Marsh, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, E Blake, Maddingley, Bacchus Marsh, Victoria
Enlistment date28 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 23 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCompany Sergeant Major
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Australian Light Railway Operating Company
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31488, 11 July 1919; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 124, 30 October 1919.

FateReturned to Australia 30 April 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 55113 Pte Hector Norman BLAKE, 8th Bn, returned to Australia, 22 September 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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