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Full Name
Francis Charles Blackler
Rank Last Held
Rifleman
Forename(s)
Francis Charles
Surname
Blackler
War
World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.
14052
First Known Rank
Rifleman
Occupation before Enlistment
Farmer
Next of Kin
Charles Blackler (father), Pleasant Point, via Timaru, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation
New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Embarkation Unit
5th Reinforcements 3rd Battalion, G Company
Embarkation Date
26 June 1916
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Transport
Vessel
Maunganui or Tahiti
Destination
Devonport, England
Nominal Roll Number
34
Page on Nominal Roll
34
Last Unit Served
New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 4th Battalion
Place of Death
France
Date of Death
16 June 1917
Age at Death
24
Year of Death
1917
Cause of Death
Died of wounds
Cemetery Name
Trois Arbres Cemetery, Steenwerck, Nord, France
Grave Reference
I. P. 29.
Memorial Name
Hazelburn War Memorial, South Canterbury
Biographical Notes
Francis Blackler was the son of Charles and Frances Blackler, of Totara Valley, Pleasant Point, Timaru, New Zealand.
Description of Image
  • Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917
  • Hazelburn War Memorial, South Canterbury (Photo Brian Davison, 2009)
  • Hazelburn War Memorial, South Canterbury, Names (Photo Brian Davison, 2009)
Archives NZ source
Sources Used
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1917
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