William John BLIGHT

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BLIGHT, William John

Service Number: 6545
Enlisted: 24 December 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia , 1896
Home Town: Broken Hill, Broken Hill Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 18 October 1917
Cemetery: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial (South Australia), Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Broken Hill War Memorial, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)*
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World War 1 Service

24 Dec 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 6545, Adelaide, South Australia
24 Jan 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 6545, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Miltiades, Adelaide
24 Jan 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6545, 27th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
18 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6545, 50th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Next of in is given as his brother Roy Elwood Blight of Broken Hill, NSW

On his Attestation Paper William had stated that he had previously rejected for enlistment due to heart problems

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served 3 years is in senior cadets