Robert Keith Blackburn
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|Date of Birth||4 Oct 1905|
|Place of Birth||Esperance, Western Australia|
|Age at Enlistment||36 years, 5 months|
5'7" (1.70m) tall ; 154lbs|
69.853 kg; dark complexion ; brown eyes ; black hair
|Address||Fourth road, Armadale, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||Wife , Mrs. Gwendoline Edith Blackburn|
|Date of Enlistment||22 Mar 1942|
|Unit/Formation||2nd (Fremantle) VDC Battalion|
|Post War Details|
|Fate||Remained in Australia|
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.
Enlisted at Armadale on 22 Mar 1942, and was promoted Corporal at South Perth on 1 Jul 1942. On 22 Sep 1944 he was discharged at Claremont after 2years and 188 days service
discharged 22 Sep 1944
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.