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Roy Hector Blashki

Born:
13 Adar I 5654 (19 February 1894)
Died:
15 Av 5677 (03 August 1917)

Basic Information

Unique reference:
BLA4351
Gender:
Male

Birth

Date of birth:
13 Adar I 5654 (19 February 1894)
Place of birth:
Australia

Death

Date of death:
15 Av 5677 (03 August 1917)
Died in combat?:
Yes
Place of death:
Ypres
Cause of death:
Killed in Action
Burial place:
Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery

Places

Addresses

His home:
5 Challis Avenue, Potts Point Sydney NSW (1915)

Schools

Name:
Sydney Grammar School
Name:
Sydney University

Other Organisations

Name:
Sydney Grammar School Cadets
Date:
1908
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Letter from Lieutenant B. Lewis written to Roy's parents

Roy was commanding the Battery, on August 3rd. Some loose rounds of ammunition, near a big stack of shells, caught fire. One of the gunners ran to put them out and Roy followed him. A shell burst to the right of him killing him practically instantaneously. His man, Wilson – great rough fellow though he be – cried like a child, and the sorrow of his men is eloquent proof of their affection for him ... though I am twice Roy's age he has by his character and example helped me many a time, and his memory will do so in the future. Roy was religious. I am not of your faith, but the religion that has produced a man like Roy is a good one, and to his religious beliefs he was true.

Letter from Commanding Officer Major Crespin

Ammunition may be replaced, but not a splendid man as he [Roy Blashki] had proved himself time after time. He was one of the most sterling and conscientious men I ever had anything to do with.

Family

Siblings

Viva Blashki (female)

Parents

Father: Aaron Blashki (male)
Mother: Minnie Waxman (female)

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Military Record

Military service:
Australian Army
Date enlisted/conscripted:
15 June 1915
Date discharged/death:
03 August 1917
Rank at discharge/death:
Captain
Assignments
Regiment:
Australian Artillery
Battalion/unit:
53rd Brigade
Medals:
Mentioned in despatches

Roll of Honour

R. H. BLASHKI, 03 August 1917

Commonwealth Graves Commission

Rank:
Captain
Date of Death:
03/08/1917
Age:
23
Regiment / service:
53rd Bty., 14th Bde., Australian Field Artillery
Cemetery:
Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery
Grave reference:
VIII. C. 15.
Additional information:

Other Occupations

Type of employment:
Law Clerk

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