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Geoffrey Barton BLANCH

Regimental number569
Place of birthNorthcote, Victoria
SchoolFairfield State School, Victoria
OccupationMotor driver
Address102 Darebin Road, Northcote, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Alfred Edwin Blanch, 102 Darebin Road, Northcote, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed successively in the Senior Cadets, 56th, 51st and (?)58th Regiments, Citizen Military Forces. Held the rank of Colour Sergeant in the CMF.
Enlistment date24 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name24th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularWounded at Gallipoli; died at Alexandria, Egypt.
FateDied of wounds 4 January 1916
Place of death or woundingLone Pine, Gallipoli
Date of death4 January 1916
Age at death21.10
Place of burialChatby War Memorial Cemetery (Row A, Grave No. 90), Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alfred Edwin and Lilian Charlotte BLANCH, 58 Beaconsfield Parade, Northcote, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: Sergeant C BLANCH, MM, returned to Australia

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