Bruce Charles BLANCH

BLANCH, Bruce Charles

Service Number: NX47960
Enlisted: 6 September 1940
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/17th Infantry Battalion
Born: Casino, New South Wales, Australia, 9 June 1919
Home Town: Doubtful Creek, Kyogle, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Killed in Action, Jivevaneng, New Guinea, 12 October 1943, aged 24 years
Cemetery: Lae War Cemetery
Cemetery/memorial reference: BB. C. 9., Lae War Cemetery, Lae, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Casino and District WW2 Honour Roll
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Private, NX47960
6 Sep 1940: Enlisted Private, NX47960, 2nd/17th Infantry Battalion
6 Sep 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, NX47960, 2nd/17th Infantry Battalion
11 Apr 1941: Involvement Private, 2nd/17th Infantry Battalion, Siege of Tobruk
23 Oct 1942: Involvement Private, 2nd/17th Infantry Battalion, El Alamein
12 Oct 1943: Involvement Private, NX47960, 2nd/17th Infantry Battalion, New Guinea - Huon Peninsula / Markham and Ramu Valley /Finisterre Ranges Campaigns

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Biography contributed by Jeffrey Crisdale

Pte Bruce Charles Blanch was a veteran of the 2/17 Bn's Middle East & Lae Campaigns before he was killed at Jivevaneng.