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Roy Hector BLASHKI

Place of birthSydney
SchoolSydney Grammar School, New South Wales
ReligionJewish
OccupationLaw clerk
Address8 Challis Avenue, Potts Point, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Aaron Blashki, 8 Challis Avenue, Potts Point, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in Cadets, and as Lieutenant in the 10th Battery, Artillery, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date1 July 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 1, Reinforcement 7
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/29/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Persia on 10 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', 3rd Supplement (15 May 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 140 (27 August 1917).

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30107, 1 June 1917; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169 4 October 1917.
Recommendation date: 9 March 1917

FateKilled in Action 3 August 1917
Place of death or woundingMenin Road, nr Ypres, Belgium
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialVlamertinghe New Military Cemetery (Plot VIII, Row C, Grave No. 15), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
18
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Aaron and Minnie BLASHKI, Sydney, New South Wales
Other details

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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