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John Frederick BLEZARD

Regimental number4892
Place of birthLiverpool, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCarpenter
AddressGPO, Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 5.75"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Blezard, 'Garthside', Allerton Drive, Allerton Road, Liverpool, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date11 January 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll8 January 1917
Place of enlistmentParramatta, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name30th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 24 January 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll31st Battalion
FateDischarged 15 March 1919
Discharge date15 March 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3994 Pte Walter BLEZARD MM, 6th Bn, died of wounds, 24 April 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 24 January 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 27 March 1917; marched in to 8th Training Bn, Hurdcott, 28 March 1917.

Admitted to Fovant Hospital, 9 June 1917 (serbaceous cyst, left ring finger); rejoined Training Bn from hospital, 19 June 1917.

Found guilty, 19 August 1917, of being absent without leave from midnight, 31 July 1917, till apprehended by the Civil Police at London, 11 am, 12 August 1917: admonished, and forfeited 12 days' pay under Royal Warrant.

Marched in to 14th Training Bn, Codford, 5 November 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 4 December 1917, to reinforce 31st Bn; taken on strength, 31st Bn, in the field, 11 December 1917.

Detached to 5th Division Signal School, 17 March 1918; rejoined Bn from detachment, 20 March 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 10 December 1918; rejoined Bn, 30 December 1918.

Detached for duty with Australian Corps Workshops, Jeumont, 29 January 1919; rejoined Bn from detachment, 28 February 1919.

Proceeded to United Kingdom for discharge, 3 March 1919.

Discharged in London (demobilised), 15 March 1919.

War service: 2 years 64 days

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BLEZARD John Frederick

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