Service Number: 1236

Rank: Private

Unit: 39th Australian Infantry Battalion

Service: Australian Army

Conflict / Operation: First World War, 1914-1918

Conflict eligibility date:  First World War, 1914-1921

The official commencement and cut-off dates for inclusion in the Roll of Honour and the Commemorative Roll.

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Date of death: 25 May 1917

Place of death: Belgium

Cause of death: Killed in action

Age at death: 22

Place of association: Hamilton, Victoria, Australia

Cemetery or memorial details: Strand Military Cemetery, Ploegsteert, Wallonie, Belgium

Source: AWM145 Roll of Honour cards, 1914-1918 War, Army

Location on the Roll of Honour

James Alexander Blackney's name is located at 130 in the Commemorative Area at the Australian War Memorial (as indicated by the poppy on the plan).

Plan of Commemorative area showing which panel the name James Alexander Blackney's is located

Roll of Honour name projection

James Alexander Blackney's name will be projected onto the exterior of the Hall of Memory on:

  • Thu 18 May, 2017 at 3:49 am
  • Thu 29 June, 2017 at 8:18 pm
  • Sat 12 August, 2017 at 2:10 am
  • Sat 30 September, 2017 at 8:42 pm
  • Thu 30 November, 2017 at 1:39 am
  • Sun 4 February, 2018 at 12:04 am

These dates and times are estimates. Please note that previous advised times on this site have recently been changed to ensure that early evening projections are clearly visible and not affected by twilight. The actual time of projection could also change as a result of weather and other factors, so it is advisable to check closer to the date. In the rare event of a temporary loss of electrical power, the names scheduled for display in that period will not appear until the next time listed.

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Roll of Honour circular

For the First World War the circulars were forms sent to next of kin seeking details regarding the deceased. They form the basis of the card indexes from which the original Roll of Honour was compiled.

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Personal Service Records

For information on the service records of those who served in the First World War please see Australian Service Records from World War I on the National Archives of Australia website.

War Graves

The Office of Australian War Graves has the location and other information about war graves and memorials. Search the records of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission for details about First and Second World War graves.

Roll of Honour Certificate

Roll of honour certificates are available from the Orientation Gallery for $5.40 each.

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