Arthur Noel Russell BLAYNEY

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BLAYNEY, Arthur Noel Russell

Service Number: 2745
Enlisted: 22 June 1916, Brunswick, Vic.
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 58th Infantry Battalion
Born: St Kilda, Vic., 21 May 1898
Home Town: Sandringham, Victoria
Schooling: Brighton Grammar School, Church of England Grammars School Ballarat, University of Melbourne
Occupation: Bank Clerk
Died: Killed In Action, Belgium, 26 September 1917, aged 19 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)
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World War 1 Service

22 Jun 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2745, 58th Infantry Battalion, Brunswick, Vic.
2 Oct 1916: Involvement Private, SN 2745, 58th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
2 Oct 1916: Embarked Private, SN 2745, 58th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Nestor, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Oliver and Blanche Maud BLAYNEY

Arthur joined the service of the Bank of NSW on 12th April 1915 at Flinders Street West and one year later was transferred to Richmond, Vic.

He was killed in action by shell fire on 26th September 1917 whilst defending the line at Polygon Wood near Ypres.