Eric Frank BLEECHMORE

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BLEECHMORE, Eric Frank

Service Number: 6217
Enlisted: 26 January 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Norwood, South Australia, 22 November 1895
Home Town: Rose Park, South Australia
Schooling: Pulteney Street School
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Died of wounds, France, 14 October 1917, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Etaples Military Cemetery
Memorials: Burnside District Fallen Soldiers' Memorial - Rose Park, Adelaide National War Memorial, Adelaide Pulteney Grammar School WW1 & WW2 Honour Board, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Tusmore Burnside District Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

26 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 6217, Adelaide, South Australia
28 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6217, 10th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
28 Aug 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 6217, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Anchises, Adelaide
14 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6217, 10th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres

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Biography

Son of Frank Sydney BLEECHMORE and Maria Ellen nee HUGHES

 

Attended Pulteney Street School 1907-1911

Eric was the younger son of Frank Sidney and Maria Ellen Bleechmore of Rose Park. After starting at Pulteney Street School in 1907 in Form IIa he progressed to Form VIa (the final year level) in 1911. In 1907 he competed in the Under 13 running race at Pulteney’s annual sports day. After leaving school he worked as a clerk at the Adelaide Steamship Company.

Eric enlisted on January 26 1916 and embarked from Adelaide aboard the Anchisis on August 28 1916, arriving in Plymouth on October 11. In September 1917 he was sent to France, was wounded on October 6 and more severely wounded on October 13 at Passchendaele. He died on October 14 from gunshot wounds to his left thigh.

Private Eric Bleechmore is buried at Etaples Military Cemetery, France.

Courtesy of Pulteney Grammar School

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