Leonard Charles BLACKMAN

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BLACKMAN, Leonard Charles

Service Number: 5559
Enlisted: 30 March 1916, Sydney, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 18th Infantry Battalion
Born: Hoo St Werburgh, England, 1889
Home Town: Glebe, New South Wales
Schooling: Elementary School
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 8 July 1918
Cemetery: Longueau British Cemetery
Plot II. Row A. Grave 5. INSCRIPTION HE LAID DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

30 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 5559, Sydney, New South Wales
9 Sep 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 5559, 18th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
9 Sep 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 5559, 18th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Euripides, Sydney
8 Jul 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 5559, 18th Infantry Battalion, "Peaceful Penetration - Low-Cost, High-Gain Tactics on the Western Front"

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Leonard Charles BLACKMAN was born in 1889 in Werburgh, Kent, England

His parents were John BLACKMAN and Emma BARTY who married in Hoo, Kent in 1882

Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

His parents lived at King's Hill Dairy, Hoo, Rochester

Emigrated to Australia aged 23.

Enlisted Glebe, New South Wales, Australia.

He is remembered on the war memorial which is to be found on the wall of St Werburgh Church, Church Street, Hoo, Kent. The memorial takes the form of a stone wheeled cross tapering down to a plinth standing on a high stepped base. The memorial is surrounded by a circular paved area laid more recently. The inscription and names are to be found on either face of the plinth.

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