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Michael Arthur BLENKINSOP

Regimental number6379
Place of birthNewcastle-on-Tyne, Northumberland, England
SchoolNorth Eastern County School, Barnard Castle, Co Durham, England
Age on arrival in Australia31
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBusselton, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation35
Next of kinBrother, L M Blenkinsop, Busselton, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date6 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameAustralian Army Service Corps 16th Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/104/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 22 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Company, Australian Army Service Corps
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: "10 June and 18 June 1916"

Other details from Roll of Honour CircularSpent 10 years in the USA ranching and railway constructing before coming to Australia.
FateDied of disease 26 January 1919
Place of death or woundingCharleroi, Belgium
Date of death26 January 1919
Age at death40
Age at death from cemetery records40
Place of burialCharleroi Communal Cemetery (Row R, Grave No. 20), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William Robert and Jessie BLENKINSOP, 36 Coquet Terrace, North Horton, Newcastle-on-Tyne, England

Military Medal

'Devotion to duty on Gallipoli. Present on HT "Southland" when Torpedoed.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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