Blondett, Alfred James (1224)

Place of Birth: Port Melbourne, VIC

Age: 25 years 11 months

Enlistment Details: Wednesday, 14 April 1915 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 1224            view online service record

Address:
61 Dow Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Edwin A J B Blondett (father)
61 Dow Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Monday, 10 May 1915
Ship: HMAT Ulysses A38
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 22nd Infantry Battalion – HQ

Fate:
KIA: Sunday, 11 November 1917
Place: Belgium


Private, 22 Infantry HQ Staff, killed in action 11 November, 1917, age 28, commemorated Birr Cross Roads Cemetery, Zillebeke, Belgium.

Parents: Edwin and Jane BLONDETT, born Port Melbourne, educated Nott Street SS. He enlisted as a 26-year-old tramways gripman with his father at 61 Dow Street (woodyard), eldest son. Circular returned by father from East Brunswick. Twice hospitalised with frost bite and then wounds prior to his death. He was the only one of the family name to enlist and the Port Melbourne Standard suggested that special mention of Blondett’s sacrifice was to be made at a Memorial Service planned for the Graham Street Methodist Church on 17 March, 1918.

Additional research by Brian Membrey


1915 ‘INTERCESSORY SERVICES.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 6 November, p. 3, viewed 12 October, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article91168162

1917 ‘KILLED IN ACTION.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 8 December, p. 2. , viewed 30 Nov 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article88366930

1917 ‘Cpl. Blondett Killed.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 8 December, p. 2. , viewed 30 Nov 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article88366946

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