John Henry BLACKMORE

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BLACKMORE, John Henry

Service Number: 1626
Enlisted: 20 March 1916, Mount Gambier, South Australia
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 43rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Mount Gambier, South Australia, February 1893
Home Town: Glencoe, Wattle Range, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Died of wounds, France, 5 July 1917
Cemetery: Trois Arbres Cemetery
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Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Glencoe Soldiers Memorial, Mount Gambier War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

20 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1626, Mount Gambier, South Australia
9 Jun 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1626, 43rd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
9 Jun 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1626, 43rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Afric, Adelaide
27 May 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 43rd Infantry Battalion
4 Jul 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 1626, 43rd Infantry Battalion, Le Hamel - Blueprint for Victory, GSW (head)

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Biography

John (Jack) Blackmore was from a Glencoe farming family. He enlisted, aged 23, in March 1916 and was posted to the 43rd Australian Infantry Battalion. Embarked for England and attended Grenade School in Lyndhurst, where he trained in explosives. In France he was severely wounded on 4 July 1917 and died of wounds the next day.