Corporal Allan Ernest BLENMAN

Service No: NX153450 (N151989) (Australian Army)
Born: Newcastle NSW, 9 February 1922
Enlisted in the Army: 28 May 1943
Unit: 11 Division, Provost Company
Died: Ground Accident, near Mareeba QLD, 3 March 1945, Aged 20 Years
Buried: Atherton War Cemetery QLD
CWGC Additional Information: Son of George James Blenman and Ivy Victoria Blenman, of Cook’s Hill, New South Wales
Roll of Honour: Newcastle NSW
Remembered: Panel 93, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 3 March 1945, Corporal Blenman was killed when the truck in which he was travelling collided with a RAAF weapon carrier at Rocky Creek, 10 miles from Mareeba. The RAAF Members involved and the Army member killed in the accident were:

Corporal Clement Arthur (24842) Uninjured, Discharged from the RAAF: 21 February 1946
Leading Aircraftman Raymond Thomas Bishop (A2645) Injured, Discharged from the RAAF: 10 January 1964
Corporal Allan Ernest Blenman (NX153450) (Australian Army Provost Corps) Killed
Corporal Stephen Dennis Byrnes (207789) Injured, Discharged from the RAAF: 17 October 1945
Corporal Francis James Edgerton (57030) Uninjured, Discharged from the RAAF: 11 March 1946
Leading Aircraftman Patrick Francis Goodger (118282) Fatally injured, Died; 3 March 1945
Leading Aircraftman Ronald George Harmer (130735) Injured, Discharged from the RAAF: 23 April 1946
Leading Aircraftman William Stuart Murray (124583) Injured, Discharged from the RAAF: 28 June 1946
Corporal Sidney Walter Pope (24933) Uninjured, Discharged from the RAAF: 19 December 1945


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record B883, NX153450

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