William BLANN


BLANN, William

Service Number: 43
Enlisted: 12 July 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 32nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Goodwood, South Australia, 31 January 1888
Home Town: Thebarton (Southwark), City of West Torrens, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died of wounds, France, 22 July 1916, aged 28 years
Cemetery: Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, National War Memorial (South Australia)
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World War 1 Service

12 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 43, Keswick, South Australia
18 Nov 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 43, 32nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Geelong, Adelaide
18 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 43, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
20 Jul 1916: Wounded Private, SN 43, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Fromelles (Fleurbaix), GSW (abdomen)

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Son of Alfred BLANN and Emily nee PANKHURST


Mrs. A. Blann, of West-terrace, Adelaide, has received news that her son (Private W. Blann) died of wounds on July 22. He was in his 29th year, and was the eldest son of the late, Mr. Alfred Blann, who was accidentally killed at Keswick on September 22, 1915. Mrs. Blann has another son at the front." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 19 Aug 1916 (nla.gov.au)