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Alfonso James BLANCHARD

Regimental number5991
Place of birthStockwell, Victoria
SchoolPatrick St State School, Stawell, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressCoomeerdale, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation40
Next of kinBrother, Frederick Blanchard, Mine Manager, Chiltern, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date23 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 7 August 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll5591
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied of wounds while a POW, Germany.
FateDied whilst a Prisoner of War 20 August 1917
Place of death or woundingGermany
Date of death20 August 1917
Age at death42
Place of burialCabaret Rough British Cemetery (Plot VIII, Row J, Grave No. 30), Souchez, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Frederick and Theresa BLANCHARD. Born at Stawell, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1891 Pte Theophile Antoine BLANCHARD, 14th Bn, killed in action, Pozie?res, France, 9 August 1916.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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