Leslie Norman Blakeney

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Blakeney, Private Leslie Norman no. 11910.

9th Field Ambulance B Section

“Elvira” Barton Avenue, Hurlstone Park.

Railway porter.

Born 1895, son of Martin John & Mary Blakeney.

Enlisted 8/1/1916, aged 21.


Church of England.

Next of kin, father, Martin John Blakeney, “Elvira” Barton Avenue, Hurlstone Park.Serving in the 8th AAMC at enlistment.

Embarked from Sydney 1/5/1916 per HMAT A24 Benalla.

Returned to Australia 19/8/1919.

Married Hilda Ruby Symons 1923. She died 30/8/1987, aged 86, late of Mortdale.

Monument, Euston Square, Hurlstone Park (L.H. Blakeney)

Australian War Memorial record available at: https://www.awm.gov.au/people/rolls/R1809088/ (accessed 15/07/2016)

Special acknowledgement

The primary source of the information on this page is copied from the prize winning publication Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. This book is the culmination of 12 years (1988-2000) research by a team of volunteers from the Canterbury and District Historical Society led by Dr Lesley Muir. Without this team's effort and dedication and the Society's willingness and support, this information would not be available today.


An uneditable version of the book Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe is in the eBook section of this wiki. In the main section, there is an alphabetical list of the 1,911 individuals recorded in the book - the list is titled Canterbury's Boys List. Each name in the list is linked to an editable biographical file created by copying the biography copied from the book. These editable biographies have been created to provide the space for descendants, historians, researchers, etc to add information, photographs, newspaper articles, memories, etc. they have discovered so it is available for this and future generations.


Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. Edited by Lesley Muir. Campsie, N.S.W. : Canterbury and District Historical Society, 2002