|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Onga Cocherane Street, Brighton, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||19|
|Next of kin||Father, Walter Bland, Onga Cocherane Street, Brighton, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||2nd Lieutenant|
|Unit name||21st Battalion, Headquarters|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/38/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Captain|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||21st Remounts|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
'For devotion to duty and for displaying considerable initiative as Company Commander in France.'
There are two other recommendations, dated 19 September 1917 ('For displaying considerable inititaive and devotion to duty as Company commander throughout his service.'), and 19 September 1917 ('Work at Pozieres, Longatte and Bullecourt.').
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57
|Other details||Medals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal|