John BLIGHT

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BLIGHT, John

Service Number: 1303
Enlisted: 14 December 1914, Oaklands, South Australia
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 52nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Hindmarsh, South Australia, 14 November 1889
Home Town: Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Brompton Public School
Occupation: Brickmaker
Died: Died of wounds, Pozières, France, 6 September 1916, aged 26 years
Cemetery: Abbeville Communal Cemetery
Plot 111, Row G, Grave 20
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, National War Memorial (South Australia)
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World War 1 Service

14 Dec 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1303, Oaklands, South Australia
15 Feb 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1303, 12th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Itonus, Adelaide
15 Feb 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1303, 12th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
29 Feb 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 52nd Infantry Battalion, Transferred from the 12 Battalion
3 Sep 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 1303, 52nd Infantry Battalion, Mouquet Farm, Shell wound (left shoulder)
6 Sep 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 1303, 52nd Infantry Battalion, Mouquet Farm

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Frederick and Margaret Jane (nee King) Blight; husband of Anne Blight nee Fitzpatrick. John and Annie married on the 28 May  1912  in the Methodist Parsonage, LeFevre Terrace, North Adelaide. Father of Dorothy Margaret Blight and Doreen Annie Blight. Doreen died at the age of 4 weeks. John's wife Annie died in 1917

Brother of Albert Ernest Blight, Annie Elizabeth Blight, Edith Annie Blight, Fred Blight - served in the 27 Battalion, Alfred Blight - served in the 27 Battalion and was killed in action and Eric George Blight

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

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