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William Francis Joseph BLOXOM

Regimental number174
Place of birthRichmond, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationSalesman
Address23 Elm Grove, Richmond, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinW Bloxom, 23 Elm Grove, Richmond, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date9 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 10 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 May 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Given name William Francis
Medals

Military Medal

'At NAUROY on 30th September 1918. For bravery and devotion to duty. He twice went out over the op under very heavy Machine Gun and Shell fire and assisted to bring in wounded. This was an extremely difficult task as he had to crawl flat on his face and drag the wounded along.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Date of death4 July 1961
Place of burialBoxhill Cemetery

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