John Milton Roy BLACKWELL

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BLACKWELL, John Milton Roy

Service Number: 376
Enlisted: 26 October 1914, Enlisted at Ayr, QLD
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 5th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Narrabri, New South Wales, 1890
Home Town: Leichhardt, Leichhardt, New South Wales
Schooling: Hillgrove Public School, Armidale, New South Wales
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, 28 June 1915
Cemetery: Shell Green Cemetery
Plot 11, Row K, Grave 8 Headstone inscription reads: Greater love hath no man he laid down his life for a friend
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Leichhardt War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

26 Oct 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Signaller, SN 376, Light Horse, Enlisted at Ayr, QLD
21 Dec 1914: Involvement SN 376, 5th Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
21 Dec 1914: Embarked SN 376, 5th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Persic, Sydney
28 Jun 1915: Involvement Trooper, SN 376, 5th Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

 

Son of Ernest Valentine Blackwell and Janet Mary Blackwell of 'Alberta', Archer Street, Chatswood, NSW; brother of Harold Ernest Rupert Blackwell who died of wounds at Malta on 23 October 1915 while serving with the 19th Battalion

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