|Place of birth||Donegal, Ireland|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Age at embarkation||27|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Sarah Bleney, Forrest PO, Forrest, Tasmania|
|Previous military service||Served for 6 months, Naval Depot.|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Stanley, Tasmania|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||40th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/57/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||40th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Western Front
Embarked Melbourne, 6 December 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 17 February 1917; marched in to 14th Training Bn, 18 February 1917; marched in to Camp Details, Fovant, 7 March 1917; marched in to 10th Training Bn, Durrington Camp, 23 April 1917.
Proceeded overseas to France, 23 July 1917; marched in to 3rd Australian Division Base Depot, Havre, France, 24 July 1917; marched out to unit, 8 August 1917; taken on strength of 40th Bn, 10 August 1917.
Wounded in action, 5 October 1917; admitted to 14th General Hospital, Wimereux, 7 October 1917 (gun shot wound to scalp); transferred to England, 9 October 1917; admitted to Norfolk War Hospital, Norwich, England, 10 October 1917; discharged from hospital and granted leave, 30 October 1917.
Marched in, from leave, to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 6 November 1917; marched in to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 17 November 1917; proceeded overseas to France, 5 December 1917; marched in to 3rd Australian Division Base Depot, Rouelles, France, 6 December 1917; marched out to unit, 9 December 1917; rejoined 40th Bn in the field, 16 December 1917.
Wounded in action and admitted to 20th Casualty Clearing Station, 13 June 1918 (shrapnel wound to left arm); transferred to 5th Casualty Clearing Station, 14 June 1918; to 16th General Hospital, Le Treport, 18 June 1918; to England, 30 June 1918; admitted to Northamptonshire War Hospital, Duston, England, 2 July 1918 (amputated left arm and fractured humorous); transferred to 2nd Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, 16 August 1918; discharged from hospital and granted leave, 20 August 1918.
Marched in, from leave, to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 5 September 1918.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Borda', 20 October 1918; disembarked, Hobart, 18 December 1918; discharged, 25 September 1919 (medically unfit: amputated left arm).
Medals: British War Medal; Victory MedalMedals stamp marked 'returned, 10 May 1923'.
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BLENEY Robert|