Service Number: 1883
Enlisted: 31 January 1916, Enlisted at Melbourne
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 60th Infantry Battalion
Born: St Kilda, Victoria, Australia, 1891
Home Town: Fitzroy, Yarra, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Grocer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 25 September 1917
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave, 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

31 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 1883, 58th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Melbourne
8 Jul 1916: Involvement Private, 1883, 58th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
8 Jul 1916: Embarked Private, 1883, 58th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ajana, Melbourne
2 Jan 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 60th Infantry Battalion, Transferred to 60th Battalion from the 58th Battalion
25 Sep 1917: Involvement Private, 1883, 60th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Frederick John William and Annie Maria Blatchford of 729 Brunswick Street, North Fitzroy, Victoria; later of 87 Collins Street, Thornbury, Victoria

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal