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Regimental number571
Date of birth1892
Place of birthBeverley, Western Australia
True NameBLECHYNDEN, Alick George Robus
SchoolBeverley and North Fremantle State Schools, Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBeverley, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23.1
Height5' 8"
Weight175 lbs
Next of kinFather, Charles Blechynden, Edward Street, Beverley, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date15 March 1915
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 29 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 28 February 1917
Place of death or woundingWarlencourt, Somme Sector, France
Age at death25
Place of burialWarlencourt British Cemetery (Plot IV, Row J, Grave No. 1), Warlencourt, Pas de Calais, Francelencourt,
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 4 September 1915.

Admitted to 4th Field Ambulance, 30 October 1915 (influenza); transferred by HS 'Nevasa', 2 November 1915, and admitted to 19th General Hospital, Alexandria, 8 November 1915 (enteric fever); transferred to Cairo Hospital, 3 December 1915, and same day to No 3 Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis; to Enteric Camp, Port Said, 9 December 1915.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HS 'Ulysses' for 3 months change, 3 January 1916; disembarked Fremantle, 29 January 1916.

Returned to duty, 5th Military District, Western Australia, 13 April 1916.

Re-embarked Fremantle on board HT 'Aeneas', 17 April 1916; rejoined Bn, in the field, France, 4 August 1916.

Killed in action, 28 February 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BLECHYNDEN Alick

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