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William Richard BLUNDELL

Regimental number3052
Place of birthSouth Yarra, Victoria
SchoolSydney Grammar School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
AddressWooloowin, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, Richard P Blundell, 'Lowesby', Balmain Street, Wooloowin, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed in the Senior Cadets and the Artillery, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date24 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name47th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/64/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 27 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll47th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 7 June 1917
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Date of death7 June 1917
Age at death20
Place of burialWytschaete Military Cemetery (Plot IA, Row A, Grave No. 2), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
143
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Richard Piers and Isobel Agnes Piers BLUNDELL. Native of Brisbane, Queensland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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