BLAIKIE, William

Service Number: 5041
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 7th Infantry Battalion
Born: Peebles, Scotland., date not yet discovered
Home Town: Macorna, Gannawarra, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 18 August 1916, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Courcelette British Cemetery
Grave III. D. 5., Courcelette British Cemetery, Picardie, France, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

1 Apr 1916: Involvement Private, 5041, 7th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières , --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '9' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Suffolk embarkation_ship_number: A23 public_note: ''
1 Apr 1916: Embarked Private, 5041, 7th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Suffolk, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

He was 32 and the son of John and Christian Dickson Regan Blaikie, of Kingmeadows Rd., Peebles, Scotland.

He is remembered in the book of remembrance for Tweeddale. [Roll of honour of Peebleshire men killed in the Great War, 1914-1918. With portraits.]