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Bertie William BLATCH

Regimental number31979
Place of birthPicton, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPacker
Address4 Westmoreland Street, Forest Lodge, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22.4
Height5' 8.75"
Weight142 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs A C Blatch, 4 Westmoreland Street, Forest Lodge, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date4 October 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 1, Reinforcement 24
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/29/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Osterley on 10 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 6 September 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis
Discharge date8 March 1920
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Euripides', 6 September 1919; discharged (medically unfit: hammer toe, right foot; chondroma, right shoulder), Sydney, 8 March 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death16 February 1972
Age at death77
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, BLATCH Bertie William

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