Joseph Harley BLACKMAN


BLACKMAN, Joseph Harley

Service Number: 6222
Enlisted: 16 March 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 3rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Binnaway, NSW, 1893
Home Town: Wagga Wagga, New South Wales
Schooling: Wagga Wagga Public School
Occupation: School Teacher
Died: Killed in Service, To Be Determined, France, 14 April 1918
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Hereford House Reunion Club Roll of Honour, Parramatta NSW Public School Teachers KIA Honour Roll, Parramatta NSW Public School Teachers Who Served Abroard Honour Roll, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France), Wagga Wagga Cenotaph, Wagga Wagga Victory Memorial Arch
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World War 1 Service

16 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 6222, 3rd Infantry Battalion
9 Sep 1916: Involvement Private, SN 6222, 3rd Infantry Battalion
9 Sep 1916: Embarked Private, SN 6222, 3rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Euripides, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of William George and Alice Burden BLACKMAN, Moorong, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales

Mr. Joseph H Blackman, formerly school master of the Oxley Public School for over two years, I regret to report, has been killed in action in France on the 14th April  He was twice previously wounded, once in the leg, and left arm, second gunshot wound in head, but after some months in Canterbury Hospital, England, went back to the firing line, and died a heroe's death.  His many friends in Oxley and surrounding district will be grieved to hear of his death, for he was greatly liked and respected for his manly principles.