Blackburn, Alfred John (A. J.) Photo
Rank Private
Service # 880036
Unit # 18th
Resident Raleigh Twsp.
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Private A.J. Blackburn left Chatham for overseas March 22nd, 1917, with the 186th. Battalion, and was stationed at Bramshott Camp. He crossed to France June 17th, 1917, transferring to the 18th. Battalion. During the attack at Passchendale Private Blackburn was wounded in the right arm and right leg, and admitted to Hospital at Leporte, and later to the Base Hospital.


Sources IODE, Chatham Daily News (08-09-1945)
Height 5' 9"
Eye Colour Brown
Age 21
Complexion Dark
Hair Dark Brown
Race White
Birthplace Chatham, Ontario
Religion Baptist
Last Place of Employment International Harvester Company, Chatham, Ontario.
Average Earnings $10.00 per week
Marital Status Single
When Enlisted February 14th, 1916
Where Enlisted Chatham, Ontario
Next of Kin Mother- Mrs. Annie C. Blackburn, Chatham, Ontraio.

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