Jack Murray BLAMEY

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BLAMEY, Jack Murray

Service Number: NX34853
Enlisted: 28 June 1940, Paddington, Sydney
Last Rank: Captain
Last Unit: 2nd/2nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Dulwich Hill, New South Wales, 17 January 1914
Home Town: Manly, Manly Vale, New South Wales
Schooling: Sydney University
Occupation: Solicitor
Died: Died of wounds, Papua, 26 November 1942, aged 28 years
Cemetery: Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery, Papua New Guinea
Plot A7, Row A, Grave 1
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Wagga Wagga Cenotaph
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Captain, SN NX34853
28 Jun 1940: Enlisted Captain, SN NX34853, Paddington, Sydney
28 Jun 1940: Enlisted SN NX34853, 2nd/2nd Infantry Battalion
28 Jun 1940: Involvement SN NX34853, 2nd/2nd Infantry Battalion
26 Nov 1942: Involvement Australian Army (Post WW2), Captain, 2nd/2nd Infantry Battalion, Kokoda - Papua New Guinea
Date unknown: Discharged SN NX34853, 2nd/2nd Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Jack Murray BLAMEY was born in Dulwich Hill, Sydney on 17th January, 1914

His parents were James Cardell BLAMEY & Emily Clara HENNINGHAM who married in Sydney in 1908

He served in the Middle East, Greece & New Guinea and was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross (USA)

Jack died of wounds in Papua New Guinea on 26th November, 1942 - he was first buried in the Soputa War Cemetery (F A 5) and reinterred in the Bomana War Cemetery

Inscription:  HE GAVE HIS LIFE FOR HIS COUNTRY

 

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