Lewis BLENCOWE

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BLENCOWE, Lewis

Service Number: 180
Enlisted: 18 August 1914, Enlisted at South Melbourne
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 5th Infantry Battalion
Born: Sandringham, Victoria, Australia, 1890
Home Town: Balaclava, Port Phillip, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Painter
Died: Killed In Action, Gallipoli, Ottoman Empire, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, 25 April 1915
Cemetery: Lone Pine Cemetery, ANZAC
memorial reference: III. E. 6. INSCRIPTION GOD GIVETH AND GOD TAKETH THY WILL BE DONE , Lone Pine Cemetery, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Camberwell War Memorial, Hampton RSL Gallipoli Memorial Gardens
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World War 1 Service

18 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 180, 5th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at South Melbourne
21 Oct 1914: Involvement Private, SN 180, 5th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
21 Oct 1914: Embarked Private, SN 180, 5th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Orvieto, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Sharyn Roberts

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

Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

He was 25 and the son of John Abraham and Annie Blencowe; husband of May Pellitt (formerly Blencowe), of 22, Corsair St., Richmond, Victoria, Australia. His brother, Sergeant Clarence George Blencowe, aged 39, also fell.