Robert Keith Blackburn

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Robert Keith Blackburn
Personal Information
Date of Birth 4 Oct 1905
Place of Birth Esperance, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 36 years, 5 months
Address Armadale, Western Australia
Next of Kin Wife , Mrs Gwendoline Edith Blackburn
Military Information
Reg Number W67669
Date of Enlistment 22 Mar 1942
Rank Corporal
Unit/Formation 2nd (Fremantle) VDC Battalion
Post War Details
Fate Remained in Australia

Pre War

On 12 Jan 1929 Robert married Gwendoline Edith Richards in the Leederville Congregational Church

Electoral Roll entries: 1928 at Fifth road, Armadale, baker; 1931 at Byford, master baker; 1936 - 1943 at Fourth road, Armadale, master baker.

War Service

discharged 22 Sep 1944

Post War

Electoral Roll entries: 1949 - 1958 at Fourth road, Armadale, master baker; 1963 at Forrestdale, baker; 1968 at 97 Jull street, master baker; 1972 - 1980 at 124 Eleventh avenue, Armadale, retired.


His son Ian Keith Blackburn was a long term (18 years) elected member of the local authority, being the last President of the Shire of Armadale-Kelmscott 1978 -79, and first Mayor of the City of Armadale 1979 - 1986.

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