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
Description 5'7" (1.70m) tall ; 154lbs
69.853 kg
; dark complexion ; brown eyes ; black hair
Occupation Baker
Religion Presbyterian
Address Fourth road, 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

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

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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