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Thomas Albert BLAMEY

Place of birthWagga Wagga New South Wales
OccupationSoldier
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinJ C Blamey, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales
Previous military serviceA and I Staff
Rank on enlistmentMAJ (GSO, 3rd Grade)
Unit nameHead Quarters 1st Australian Division
AWM Embarkation Roll number1/42/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A3 Orvieto on 21 October 1914
Date of embarkation incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as 22 October 1914.
Rank from Nominal RollBrigadier-General
Unit from Nominal RollGeneral List
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Unspecified


Mention in Despatches awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement, No. 29354, 5 November 1915; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 12, 27 January 1916.
Recommendation date: 4 July 1915

Companion of St. Michael and St. George


Recommendation date: 6 October 1916

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29890, 2 January 1917; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 123, 29 June 1917.

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30107 (1 June 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169 (4 October 1917).
Recommendation date: 7 March 1917

Legion of Honour-Cavalier


Recommendation date: 25 April 1917

Companion of St.Michael and St.George


Recommendation date: 26 September 1917

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448, 28 December 1917; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57, 18 April 1918.
Recommendation date: 8 March 1918

Croix de Guerre (French)


Recommendation date: 27 September 1918

Unspecified


Mention in Despatches awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 30706, 28 May 1918; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 165, 24 October 1918. Awarded two further MIDs: promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31089, 31 December 1918; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61, 23 May 1919;'London Gazette' No. 31448, 11 July 1919; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No 124, 30 October 1919.
Recommendation date: May-September 1918

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31448 (11 July 1919); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 124 (30 October 1919).

FateReturned to Australia 6 September 1919
Medals

Distinguished Service Order


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103
Date: 29 June 1917

Croix de Guerre (France)


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Commander of the Bath


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 75
Date: 17 June 1919

Commander of the Order of St Michael & St George


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57
Date: 18 April 1918

Other detailsMedals: Distinguished Service Order, Croix de Guerre (France), Commander of the Bath, Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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