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Full Name: Edward Leslie Blaxall
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): Edward Leslie
Surname: Blaxall
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 49326
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Saddler
Next of Kin: Mrs J. Blaxall (mother), care of Railway Bookstall, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Body on Embarkation: New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit: 26th Reinforcements Otago Infantry Regiment, D Company
Embarkation Date: 9 June 1917
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport: HMNZT 85
Vessel: Willochra
Destination: Devonport, England
Nominal Roll Number: 66
Page on Nominal Roll: 13
Last Unit Served: Otago Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion
Place of Death: Ypres, Belgium
Date of Death: 12 October 1917
Year of Death: 1917
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Cemetery Name: Poelcapelle British Cemetery, Langemark-Poelkapelle, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Reference: XXIX. F. 7.
Memorial Name: Roll of Honour, St Andrew's Church Sunday School (Presbyterian) Church, 388 Church Street East, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Biographical Notes: Edward Blaxall was the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Blaxall, of Wellington, New Zealand.
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Further References: Evacuated by air. Singapore captives, ex-prisoners & internees. Evening Post, Volume CXL, Issue 69, 19 September 1945, Page 8
Sources Used:
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1918
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