Wilfred Lawson BLACKSTOCK


BLACKSTOCK, Wilfred Lawson

Service Number: 1753
Enlisted: 18 January 1915, Perth Western Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 12th Infantry Battalion
Born: Reading, Berkshire, England, 1888
Home Town: Cannington, Canning, Western Australia
Schooling: Unknown
Occupation: Gardener
Died: Died of wounds, Gaba Tepe, Gallipoli, 14 July 1915
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Buried at sea
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing, Northam Fallen
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World War 1 Service

18 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Perth Western Australia
14 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1753, 12th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
14 Apr 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1753, 12th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Star of England, Melbourne

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12 Battalion

Rank - Private

14 July 1915 - Died on board HMHS Gascon

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Son of Mr. Robert Blackstock, of Perranwell, Cornwall, England. Brother of John Blackstock of Hawkhurst Stud, Mackies Creek, Western Australia

Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Wilfred Lawson BLACKSTOCK was born in Reading, Berkshire, England in 1888

His parents were Robert BLACKSTOCK & Mary Shepherd HOBSON who married on 11th Octoer, 1879 in St Cronans Church, Roscrea, Ireland