John Clarence BLINMAN MM

Badge Number: S24213, Sub Branch: Glenelg

BLINMAN, John Clarence

Service Number: 9412
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 3rd Field Ambulance
Born: Unley, SA, 1896
Home Town: Henley Beach , City of Charles Sturt / Henley and Grange, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Storeman
Died: 10 July 1965, cause of death not yet discovered, place of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Centennial Park Cemetery, South Australia
Derrick Gardens
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World War 1 Service

16 Mar 1916: Involvement Private, 9412, 3rd Field Ambulance
16 Mar 1916: Embarked Private, 9412, 3rd Field Ambulance, HMAT Anchises, Adelaide
11 Nov 1918: Involvement Lance Corporal, 9412
Date unknown: Wounded 9412, 14th Field Ambulance

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Biography contributed by Kathleen Bambridge

General Birdwood presented his Military Medal to him on 6 March 1920, while he was visiting Adelaide.

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty near MORLANCOURT, South West of ALBERT on 29th July 1918, when stretcher bearing on the BRAY-CORBIE Road. He carried a stretcher for several hours without rest under heavy shell and machine gun fire along a track under enemy observation. Hearing that a man had been wounded near the support lines and was lying there unattended he conducted a search over a heavily shelled area and having located the wounded man he led out his squad and brought him in safely. he showed the greatest courage and initiative throughout and his example had an excellent effect on the bearers working on the BRAY-CORBIE Road, which was the most trying portion of the Divisional front.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 36
Date: 14 March 1919