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James Francis BLIGH

Regimental number2289
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address611 Hargreaves Street, Bendigo, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, Alfred James Bligh, 611 Hargreaves Street, Bendigo, Victoria
Enlistment date21 September 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll28 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 20 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 21 September 1916 - 38th Bn, 4th Reinforcements. Taken on strength, 38th Bn, 21 August 1917. Mortally wounded, 4 October 1917.
FateDied of wounds 4 October 1917
Place of death or woundingBroodseinde, Passchendaele, Belgium
Date of death4 October 1917
Age at death19
Place of burialYpres Reservoir Cemetery (Plot I, Row G, Grave No. 7), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
118
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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