Perrin Hamilton BLACKHAM


BLACKHAM, Perrin Hamilton

Service Number: 4351
Enlisted: 20 September 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Parkside, South Australia, 21 August 1889
Home Town: Semaphore, Port Adelaide Enfield, South Australia
Schooling: Le Fevre Peninsula Public School
Occupation: Civil servant, (S.A.R.)
Died: Died of wounds, France, 7 November 1916, aged 27 years
Cemetery: Dartmoor Cemetery
Plot II, Row E, Grave No. 49, Dartmoor Cemetery, Becordel-Becourt, Picardie, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Adelaide South Australian Railways WW1 & WW2 Honour Boards, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

20 Sep 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4351, Adelaide, South Australia
25 Mar 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4351, 27th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
25 Mar 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 4351, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Shropshire, Adelaide
23 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4351, 27th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
7 Nov 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 4351, 27th Infantry Battalion, Flers/Gueudecourt

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Son of Richard Spotiswood BLACKHAM and Ada nee COOKE


Sergeant P. H. S. Blackham, who died of wounds on November 7, was the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Blackham, of Semaphore. At the time of enlisting in August, 1915, he was on the clerical staff of the railways at Port Adelaide. He sailed for Egypt on March 27, and after a period of training there was sent to the western front. Sergeant Blackham was well known in local sporting circles, and was a prominent member of the Port Adelaide and Suburban Cricket Association. He was a member of the Semaphore Baptist Church, having been connected with it from his early years. His attractive personality won for him much popularity." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 23 Dec 1916 ( (