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James Robert BLAKEY

Regimental number228
Place of birthBurnley, Lancashire, England
SchoolFulledge (Wesleyan) School, Burnley, Lancashire, England
Other trainingMercantile seaman
Age on arrival in Australia22
OccupationBullock driver
AddressMayne Street, Murrundi, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, J W Blakey, Burnley, Lancashire, England
Enlistment date1 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
FateDied of wounds 2 May 1915
Place of death or woundingSuvla Bay, Gallipoli
Date of death2 May 1915
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialChatby War Memorial Cemetery (Row C, Grave No. 163), Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John Henry and Margaret Ann BLAKEY, 17 Hollingreave Road, Burnley, England
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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