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Roger Bentley BLUNDELL

Regimental number1893
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBlacksmith
AddressQueensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, W.A. Blundell, Upper Cole, Richmond, New South Wales
Enlistment date2 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll27 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 3 January 1916
Unit from Nominal Roll46th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 23 March 1919
Other detailsServed in France. Was wounded and captured by the Germans at Pozieres. When he returned to Australia he spent 22 months in the Prince of Wales Hospital having his arm reconstructed as a result of his war injuries. He carried shrapnel in his head for the rest of his life which caused him great pain
Date of death25 November 1977
Age at death87
Place of burialPresbyterian Section Camden Cemetery, New South Wales

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