Victorian Association of Jewish Ex & Servicemen & Women Australia Incorporated

Founding Member General Sir John Monash GCMG KCB VD

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Surname
Blashki
First names
Roy Hector
Rank
Captain
Service No.
Date of Death
3/08/1917
Hebrew Date
15 Av 5677
Hebrew Date
ט״ו בְּאָב תרע״ז
Age at Death
21
How Died
KIA
Where Died
Ypres, Belgium
Cemetery
Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery, Belgium
Service Details
53 Battery, 14 Australia Field Artillery
Served
Western Front
Occupation
Articled Clerk at Law
Age at Enlistment
21
Place of Enlistment
Sydney, NSW
Locality on Enlistment
Potts Point, Sydney, NSW
Religion
Jewish
Gender
Male
Date of Enlistment
1/7/1915
Date of Discharge
Country of Enlistment
Australia
Notes
Born 19/2/1894 Sydney, NSW. Mention in Despatches 27/8/1917 and 9/3/1917. Brother of Captain Eric Phillip Blaski RAMC who won Military Cross in Palestine. The story of Captain Roy Blashki's death and heroism in August 1917 is well-told in the words of a military comrade, Lieutenant B Lewis, who witnessed both first-hand when the young man was killed in action near Ypres, on 3 August 1917. Captain Blashki's nephew Andrew Samuel has provided this transcript of the account, written to the fallen soldier's parents, and published in the Hebrew Standard.
 
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