Harold William BLOTT

BLOTT, Harold William

Service Number: 1680
Enlisted: 6 July 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 32nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia, 1898
Home Town: Norton Summit, Adelaide Hills, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Station Hand / Labourer
Died: Wounds, France, 17 June 1918
Cemetery: Franvillers Communal Cemetery Extension
Plot 1, Row F, Grave 10
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Norwood War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

6 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 1680, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Keswick, South Australia
11 Jan 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 1680, 32nd Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '17' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Borda embarkation_ship_number: A30 public_note: ''
19 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 1680, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Fromelles (Fleurbaix)
17 Jun 1918: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 1680, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Died of wounds

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

From On This Day - Australian Military History

#OTD: We Remember Private Harold Blott

Today we pause to remember the life and service of 1680 Privaet Harold William Blott, who was killed in action on the 17th of June 1918.

Originally from Adelaide, South Australia, Harold enlisted with the 32nd Battalion, embarking with the 2nd Reinforcements from Adelaide aboard HMAT Borda on 11 January 1916 for Suez. During June 1916 he was relocated to England for training prior to joining the battalion on the Western Front, France, in September 1916. He was hospitalised on two occasions due to foot infections and rejoined his unit after the second occasion on 26 May 1918.

Pte Blott was wounded in action near Amiens, France, on 17 June 1918, and died of these wounds the same day. He was aged 19 years.



32 Battalion

Rank - Private

9 March 1916 Disembarked at Suez

6 June 1916 Embarked on Fanconia from Alexandria

16 June 1916 Disembarked at Plymouth UK

5 September 1916 Embarked for France

29 September 1916 Taken on strength in the field with the 32 Btn

17 November 1916 Mortar School at Stokes

24 November 1916 Rejoined Btn

2 March 1917 to hospital - septic foot

12 March 1917 March in from hospital

8 April 1917 Absent from parade - admonished

19 August 1917 On leave from the 2 A.G.H

26 August 1917 Rejoined from leave

8 September 1917 Marched into Havre from 2 A.G.H

15 Setember 1917 Marched out to the 32 Btn

20 September 1917 Taken on strength 32 Btn

26 March 1918 To hospital - septic foot

27 April 1918 - Breaking out fo camp - 3 days full pay

24 May 1918 Marched out to unit

31 May 1918 Rejoine 32 Btn

18 June 1918 Wouned in action - severe wound to the left knee

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Samuel John BLOTT and Annie nee DAVIS, 144 Halifax Street, Adelaide, South Australia. Native of Broken Hill, New South Wales