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William Arthur BLANDFORD

Regimental number3266
Place of birthCairns Queensland
SchoolState School, Qld
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressCordelia Street, South Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinWife, Mrs Isabella Ruth Blandford, Wellington Point, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date19 August 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name47th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/64/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 22 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Machine Gun Battalion
FateKilled in Action 1 October 1918
Place of death or woundingJoncourt, France
Date of death1 October 1918
Age at death21
Place of burialBellicourt British Cemetery (Plot V, Row R, Grave No. 1), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
156
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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