|Place of birth||Bathurst, New South Wales|
|School||Thornleigh Public School, New South Wales|
|Address||'Nubryan', 24 Northcote Street, Haberfield, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||27|
|Next of kin||Father, George Washington Blunden, 'Nubryan', 24 Northcote Street, Haberfield, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||35th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/52/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||35th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Date of death|
|Age at death||31|
|Place of burial||Rookwood Necropolis, New South Wales|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
War service: Western Front
Embarked Sydney, 24 August 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 11 October 1916, and taken on strength, 9th Training Bn, Codford.
Transferred to 35th Bn, 26 October 1916.
Admitted to Parkhouse Hospital, 10 November 1916 (mumps).
Proceeded overseas to France, 13 March 1917; rejoined 35th Bn, in the field, 4 April 1917.
Wounded in action, 7 June 1917 (gun shot wound, left arm); admitted to 9th Australian Field Ambulance, 8 June 1917, and transferred same day to Casualty Clearing Station; to 56th General Hospital, Etaples, 8 June 1917; to 6th Convalescent Depot, Boulogne; to 5th Convalescent Depot, Cayeux, 18 July 1917; to 3rd Australian Division Base Depot, Rouelles, 13 August 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 28 August 1917.
Wounded in action (second occasion), 12 October 1917 (gun shot wound, left hand), and admitted to 11th Australian Field Ambulance; transferred to 44th Casualty Clearing Station, 13 October 1917, and then to Ambulance Train No 20; admitted to 14th General Hospital, Wimereux, 13 October 1917; transferred to England, 14 October 1917, and admitted to Toxteth Park Military Hospital, Liverpool (affiliated to 1st Western General Hospital); transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 14 February 1918; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 7 March 1918.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Borda', 5 April 1918; disembarked Sydney, 1 June 1918.
Medals: British War Medal, Victory MedalDied at No 4 Australian General Hospital, Randwick Hospital, 22 May 1920: primary cause, pulmonary tuberculosis; secondary case (contributory), exhaustion.
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BLUNDEN Cecil George|