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George Simeon Henry BLIGHT

Regimental number3697
Place of birthBerriwillock, Victoria
Other NamesGeorge Linar
SchoolState School, Berriwillock, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm labourer
AddressBerriwillock, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Francis J Blight, Berriwillock, Victoria
Enlistment date21 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll2 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 1 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll29th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 26-27 September 1917
Place of death or woundingPolygon Wood, Ypres, Belgium
Date of death26-27 September 1917
Age at death22
Place of burialDuhallow A.D.S. Cemetery (Plot VII, Row G, Grave No. 21), Ypres, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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