Charles Edward Blackett

First Name: 
Charles
Middle Name: 
Edward
Last Name: 
Blackett
Mother's Name: 
Emily (nee Robinson)
Father's Name: 
Robert Blackett
Date Enlisted: 
Thursday, January 13, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
34th Battalion
Company: 
B
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Place of Death: 
Newcastle, New South Wales
Details: 

Private Charles Blackett (service no. 368) was born circa 1891.

He was married at the time of enlistment. He embarked on HMAT A20 Hororata on 2nd May, 1916 with his brother Ralph. Charles served on the Western Front with B Company 34th Battalion and saw active service. He had been kicked in the head by a horse before he enlisted and while he was accepted for active service this became a problem for him. In November 1917 he was returned to Australia and discharged medically unfit due to a frontal wound to skull from an old injury.

Charles died in 1971.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, BLACKETT C E

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