Service Number: 3698
Enlisted: 19 August 1915, Holsworthy, NSW
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 30th Infantry Battalion
Born: Sydney, NSW, 6 July 1896
Home Town: Pennant Hills, Hornsby Shire, New South Wales
Schooling: Sydney Church of England Grammar School, Sydney University
Occupation: Student
Died: Died of wounds, France, 2 December 1916, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Heilly Station Cemetery
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Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Beecroft War Memorial Cenotaph, Northbridge (Shore) Sydney Church of England Grammar School Memorial Cricket Ground Roll of Honour, Pennant Hills & Thornleigh District Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

19 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3698, 2nd Infantry Battalion, Holsworthy, NSW
30 Dec 1915: Involvement Private, SN 3698, 2nd Infantry Battalion
30 Dec 1915: Embarked Private, SN 3698, 2nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Medic, Sydney
2 Dec 1916: Involvement Private, SN 3698, 30th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Ludovic and Mary Wilson BLACKWOOD, Maraba, Pennant Hills, New South Wales. 

Private James Blackwood, eldest son of Mr. L Blackwood, of Beecroft, has been reported as having died of wounds early in  December. He enlisted about a year ago, and was wounded in the arm during the 'push'. Recovering from this injury, he went back  to the front, and was there for only a short time when he was again wounded, and this time fatally. He was a student at the Sydney University when he enlisted and was a fine, popular young fellow. His parents and friends feel the shock severely.