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Joseph Stanley BLENKINSOP

Regimental number3472
Place of birthProckton New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address48 Ellen Street, Fremantle, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, Joseph Blenkinsop, 48 Ellen Street, Fremantle, Western Australia
Enlistment date29 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll22 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 17 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished conduct Medal


Recommendation date: 10 April 1917

FateReturned to Australia 1 May 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He assumed command of his platoon, and, with great coolness and initiative superintended the consolidation of his position under heavy fire. He set a splendid example throughout.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

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