Horace Edgar BLEE MID


BLEE, Horace Edgar

Service Number: 3233
Enlisted: 30 July 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Second Lieutenant
Last Unit: 16th Infantry Battalion
Born: Evandale, South Australia, 5 September 1892
Home Town: Payneham, Norwood Payneham St Peters, South Australia
Schooling: Wellington Road Public School
Occupation: Accountant
Died: Died of wounds, Hamel, France, 4 July 1918, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Daours Communal Cemetery Extension, France
Plot 3, D 38
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

30 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
27 Oct 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3233, 16th Infantry Battalion
27 Oct 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3233, 16th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Benalla, Adelaide
4 Jul 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 16th Infantry Battalion

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Horace Edgar BLEE was born on 5th September 1892 at Evandale, South Australia

His parents were Tom BLEE and Amelia TURNER

He enlisted as a Private on 30th July 1915 with the 16th Battalion, 11th reinforcements( Service No. 3233) - Unit embarked from Adelaide on HMAT Benalla on 27th October 1915 -

On 16th September 1916 he was promoted to Corporal and on 7th November 1917 he was mentioned in dispatches.  On 19th May 1918 after officer training in England he was appointed a Second Lieutenant

Horace was  wounded at Hamel Wood  on 4th July 1918 and died of his wounds the same day - aged 26 years

He is buried in Daours Communal Cemetery Extension  in France and is also commemorated at Payneham Cemetery in South Australia & the Australian War Memorial

He was awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal & Victory Medal

PHOTO of his headstone (twgpp.org)

MEMORIAL PAGE (www.everymanremembered.org)