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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: Military personnel file
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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