L/Cpl
Walter John Bleazard

Informationen zu Geburt

Geburtsjahr:
1895
Geburtsort:
West Maitland, New South Wales, Australia

Allgemeine Informationen

Beruf:
Painter

Informationen zum Armeedienst

Land:
Australia
Truppe:
Australian Imperial Force
Rang:
Lance Corporal
Dienstnummer:
988
Einberufung datum:
19/10/1914
Einberufung ort:
Broadmeadows, Victoria, Australia, Australia
Einheiten:
 —  4th Australian Field Ambulance  (Letzte bekannte Einheit)

Informationen zu Tod

Sterbedatum:
28/10/1917
Sterbeort:
Lijssenthoek, Remy Siding Casualty Clearing Stations, Belgien
Todesursache:
Verwundet
Alter:
22

Begräbnisplatz

Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery
Grabstelle: XXII
Reihe: H
Grab: 13A

Auszeichnungen und Orden 3

1914-15 Star
Medaille
British War Medal
Medaille
Victory Medal
Medaille

Punkte von Interesse 3

#1 Geburtsort
#2 Einberufung ort
#3 "Todesort"

Meine Geschichte

Lance-Corporal Walter John Bleazard

Private Walter Bleazard joined the AIF on 19th October 1914 and was posted to 4th Field Ambulance. He served at Gallipoli; while there he suffered several bouts of sickness.
He remained with this unit when the AIF went to France in 1916.
In late 1917 Australian divisions fought in several parts of the 3rd Battle of Ypres – the Battle of the Menin Road Ridge, the Battle of Polygon Wood, the Battle of Broodseinde and the First Battle of Passchendaele.
On 11 October, the stretcher-bearer section of 4th Field Ambulance was attached to 13th Field Ambulance in the Zonnebeke area. On 12 October the First Battle of Passchendaele commenced, resulting in very heavy casualties. In addition to the reinforced 13th Field Ambulance, 150 men from 15th Battalion AIF were also posted as temporary bearers.
Dispositions of the stretcher-bearers at Zonnebeke on 12 October refer to Cordial Factory, St Joseph’s Institute and Railway Dump. A sketch map refers to ‘Soda Water Factory’ rather than Cordial Factory.
Walter Bleazard was badly wounded on 20 October 1917, with gunshot wounds to face, chest and left arm. He was recovered by 3rd Australian Field Ambulance. On 28 October he died at 17th Casualty Clearing Station, then stationed at Remy Siding near Poperinge.
On 23 October, 4th Field Ambulance men rejoined their unit.
Extract from unknown source supplied by Greg Bleazard refers to several places in vicinity of Zonnebeke.
‘Cordial Factory RAP’ (also known as Soda-water factory, and a brewery) was on the road from Zonnebeke Church to the railway station (Langemarkstraart), approximately where the large white house at Langemarkstraart 12 is now.
‘Joseph´s Convent’ is St Joseph’s School (or institute) – on the south side of Ieperstraart, just east of the junction with Kleine Molenstraart. Both buildings were destroyed during the war.
A third reference, to ‘Dooley’s Farm’, is not apparent.
Walter Bleazard was buried at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, next to 17th Casualty Clearing Station. His personal effects were sent back to Australia but were lost when the troopship Barunga was torpedoed on 15 July 1918, 150 miles from Land’s End, Britain.

Quellen 6

AIF Project
https://www.aif.adfa.edu.au/search
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Commonwealth War Graves Commission
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/430888/BLEAZARD,%20WALTER%20JOHN
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The Long, Long Trail
http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/
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Trove
http://trove.nla.gov.au/
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War diary 13th Australian Field Ambulance
https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/C1352288
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War diary 4th Australian Field Ambulance
https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/AWM4/
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