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Benjamin BLINKHORN

Regimental number258
Place of birthLiverpool, England
SchoolKirkdale School, North Riding, Yorkshire, England
Age on arrival in Australia22
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSailor
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinSister, Miss Mary Blinkhorn, Liverpool, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date8 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 31 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 9 June 1918
Place of death or woundingSomme sector, France
Date of death9 June 1918
Age at death28.7
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialFranvillers Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot I, Row E, Grave No. 20), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
109
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Arthur and Mary Eliza BLINKHORN. Native of Liverpool
Family/military connectionsBrother: Robert BLINKHORN

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