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William Blackett


8th Infantry Battalion

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Ulmus Sp.
  • Planted By: Cr. Coghlan
  • Plaque: 2688

Additional Info

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William Blackett was born in Ballarat and enlisted there on 14th February 1916. He was married, 28 years of age, and a labourer. He received a serious shrapnel wound in his back at the First Battle of Passchendaele, and died while being treated in the 17th UK Casualty Clearing Station on 27th October 1917. He is buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium.รก
Tree No. 2688

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour