Walter John BLEAZARD

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BLEAZARD, Walter John

Service Number: 988
Enlisted: 19 October 1914, Enlisted at Broadmeadows, Victoria
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 4th Field Ambulance
Born: West Maitland, New South Wales, Australia, 23 September 1895
Home Town: Newcastle, Hunter Region, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Painter
Died: Shell wounds to the face, chest and left forearm, 17th Casualty Clearing Station, Belgium, 28 October 1917, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery
Plot XX11, Row H, Grave 13A Headstone inscription reads: In memory of Walter dearly beloved son of Mr. & Mrs. Bleazard
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Newcastle (Gardner Memorial) War Memorial, Newcastle Congregational Church
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World War 1 Service

19 Oct 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 988, 4th Field Ambulance, Enlisted at Broadmeadows, Victoria
22 Dec 1914: Involvement Lance Corporal, SN 988, 4th Field Ambulance, Third Ypres
22 Dec 1914: Embarked Lance Corporal, SN 988, 4th Field Ambulance, HMAT Berrima, Melbourne
27 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 988, 4th Field Ambulance, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
20 Oct 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 988, 4th Field Ambulance, Third Ypres, Shell wounds to the face, chest and left forearm

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of John and Mary Ann Elia Bleazard of 8 Park Street, Hamilton, NSW formerly of 19 Porcher Street, Newcastle, NSW.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Prior to enlisting he had served a 5 year apprenticeship with Ton & Shearman