Geoffrey Barton BLANCH


BLANCH, Geoffrey Barton

Service Number: 569
Enlisted: 17 March 1915, Enlisted at Melbourne
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 24th Infantry Battalion
Born: Jika Jika, Northcote, Victoria, Australia, 1894
Home Town: Northcote, Darebin, Victoria
Schooling: Fairfield State School, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Motor Driver
Died: Died of wounds - compound fracture of the thigh and wrist, Bombay Presidency General Hospital, Alexandria, Egypt, 4 January 1916
Cemetery: Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery
Row A, Grave 90
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Postmaster General's Department Victoria 1, Postmaster General's Department Victoria 2
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World War 1 Service

17 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 569, 24th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Melbourne
10 May 1915: Involvement Sergeant, SN 569, 24th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
10 May 1915: Embarked Sergeant, SN 569, 24th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Euripides, Melbourne
17 Dec 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 569, 24th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli, Wounds to the thigh(compound fracture) and wrist. On 23 December 1915 invalided to Alexandria on board HS Dunlace Castle

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Alfred Edwin and Lilian Charlotte Blanch of 102 Darebin Road, Northcote, Victoria. Brother of Charles Vivian Blanch MM who returned to Australia on 1 July 1919 having served with the 3rd Divisional Signal Company

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