|Place of birth||Cornwall, England|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Mount Morgan, Queensland|
|Age at embarkation||39|
|Next of kin||Sister, Mrs Norah Harrison, c/o Mrs Gregory, Culcairn, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||6th Commonwealth Horse, South Africa (120 days)|
|Place of enlistment||Rockhampton, Queensland|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||Machine Gun Company 11, Reinforcement 6|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||24/16/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Date of death|
|Place of burial||Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot III, Row C, Grave No. 8), Fouilloy, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: William James and Cecelia BLAMEY. Born in Cornwall, England|
War service: Western Front
Embarked Melbourne, 6 December 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 17 February 1917; marched into Australian Details, Perham Downs, 18 February 1917.
Marched out of Australian Details, 23 February 1917; marched into Machine Gun Training Depot, Grantham, 24 February 1917.
Admitted to isolation, 24 February 1917.
Proceeded overseas to France, 24 April 1917; marched into Machine Gun Base Depot, Camiers, 25 April 1917.
Proceeded to unit, 13 June 1917; marched into Convalescent Camp, 14 June 1917; proceeded to unit, 15 June 1917; taken on strength of 11th Machine Gun Company, in the field, 17 June 1917.
Found guilty, 1 November 1917, of being absent without leave from 1200 hours, 29 October 1917, until 1900 hours, 31 October 1917: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2, and total forfeiture of 10 days' pay.
Marched into Bde Detention Room, 2 November 1917; rejoined unit, 8 November 1917.
Admitted to No 10 Australian Field Ambulance, 7 February 1918 (scabies); transferred to No 9 Australian Field Ambulance (Divisional Rest Station), 7 February 1918; discharged, 15 February 1918, and rejoined unit the same day.
On leave, 27 February 1918; rejoined unit, 16 March 1918.
Found guilty, 19 March 1918, of being absent without leave from 2100 hours, 17 March 1918, until 2000 hours, 18 March 1918: awarded 2 days' Field Punishment No 2, and total forfeiture of 4 days' pay.
Wounded in action, 26 May 1918; admitted to No 47 Casualty Clearing Station, 28 May 1918 (gassed); discharged, 12 June 1918, and rejoined unit the same day.
Killed in action, 4 July 1918.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BLAMEY William James|