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Born in Ballarat, Victoria and an Electrical engineer by Occupation, John Raymond Blight was 26 years and single when enlisted on the 19th of July 1915 in the Infantry Brigade Train 8, Australian Imperial Force, with the rank of Lance Corporal, Number 7957. His Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A41 Bakara on 5 November 1915.While serving in the 18th AASC Australian Army Service Corps Companies was admitted to Hospital sick on the 17th of April 1916 and admitted to hospital again sick on the 9th of February 1917, France and on the 26th of February 1917 marched in to Australian General Base Depot Etaples from Hospital. Lance Corporal reverted to private at own request in France on the 10th of July 1918. Transferred to 5th Australian motor transport Coy from 5th Divisional Train, France on the 10th of July 1918. Later on the 8th of August 1918 appointed Artificer under A.I.F. order 1231, France and was listed as returned to Australia per 'Themistocles' on the 12th of June 1919. Disembarked on the 8th of August 1919 and discharged from the 3rd Military District with the termination of period of enlistment on the 30th of September 1919. Tree No.1469