Harold Ernest Rupert BLACKWELL


BLACKWELL, Harold Ernest Rupert

Service Number: 186
Enlisted: 3 March 1915, Enlisted at Liverpool, NSW
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 19th Infantry Battalion
Born: Narrabri, New South Wales, Australia, 1889
Home Town: Willoughby, Willoughby, New South Wales
Schooling: Hillgrove Public School, New South Wales
Occupation: Mechanic
Died: Killed in Action, Malta, 23 October 1915
Cemetery: Pieta Military Cemetery
Plot A, Row XV111, Grave 2 Headstone inscription reads: Be Thou faithful until death and I will give Thee a crown of life Chaplain. E.E. Smith,
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Leichhardt War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

3 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 186, 19th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Liverpool, NSW
25 Jun 1915: Involvement Private, SN 186, 19th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
25 Jun 1915: Embarked Private, SN 186, 19th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ceramic, Melbourne
10 Oct 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 186, 19th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli, Shell wounds to back, leg and arm

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Ernest Valentine and Janet Mary Blackwell of 'Alberta', Archer Street, Chatswood, NSW; brother of John Milton Roy Blackwell who was killed in action on 28 June 1915 at Gallipoli

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