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Harold Blandford EAGLES

Regimental number51
Place of birthChristchurch, New Zealand
ReligionChurch of England
AddressEnfield, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27.7
Height5' 8.25"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinBrother, Lionel Eagles, George Street, Enfield, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 5 years in the Royal Naval Reserve; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date6 March 1916
Place of enlistmentBathurst, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Divisional Cyclist Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number12/6/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 18 May 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll51A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 April 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Robert and Sandra Crofts
Discharge date26 July 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia from Devonport on board HT 'Boonah', 20 April 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), 26 July 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death24 June 1963 Ashfield, New South Wales
Age at death74
Place of burialSt Thomas Cemetery (Section 33 Grave 17), Enfield, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, EAGLES Harold Blandford

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