Birth about 1896 24 22
Citation details: 29793/1896 BLANCH ALFRED D STEPHEN GRACE CASINO
Death of a paternal grandfatherAlfred BLANCH
December 11, 1898 (aged 2 years)
Address: Greenridge
Citation details: Page 2
Citation details: 13468/1898 BLANCH ALFRED ROBERT MERCY CASINO
Quality of data: primary evidence
Birth of a sisterEliza Victoria Maud BLANCH
about 1899 (aged 3 years)
Citation details: 11088/1899 BLANCH ELIZA V M STEPHEN GRACE CASINO
Death of a maternal grandfatherDonald Hugh McLEAN
June 22, 1900 (aged 4 years)
Address: At his residence.
Cause: Pneumonia
Citation details: 5157/1900 MCLEAN DONALD H JOHN GRACE CASINO
Citation details: 1192
Burial of a maternal grandfatherDonald Hugh McLEAN
June 23, 1900 (aged 4 years)
Address: Presbyterian portion.


Northern Star - 26 June 1900

"Death: Mr Donald Hugh McLEAN died at his residence, Deep Creek, on Friday morning last at 5 o’clock aged 59 years. He was a native of the Hunter River District, and in earlier life went from there to Maclean where he married Miss Eliza Gibson. From there he went to Lismore, and afterwards came to Deep Creek. He had been a resident of the Richmond River for 30 years, and always followed farming pursuits. A strong hearty man all through life, he never had any illness to speak of, and was in his usual state of health until a week or so before his death. He contracted a cold, and on the previous Sunday complained of feeling unwell, his impression being that he had influenza. On the Tuesday Dr. Stewart was called in, and he pronounced it pneumonia, and had little hope of the patient’s recovery. Everything possible was done to relieve the patient’s suffering, but he rapidly grew weaker and died at the hour stated on the following morning. The suddenness of the illness, and fatal termination naturally caused much grief in the family, and sympathy, and anxiety among a very large circle of friends. Deceased has left a widow, and a family of eight children, all grown up. The eldest is Mrs George Lee (Casino) then Mr Allan McLean (Deep Creek), Samuel McLean (in the police force at Emu Plains), Mrs J. McKenzie, Mrs S. Blanch, J.A. McLean, Robert and Eliza (Deep Creek). Mr John McLean JP of Lismore was the deceased’s only brother in this colony, but he had two brothers in Qld, Neil and Roderick. The funeral took place on Saturday afternoon, and the cortege was one of the longest ever seen in Casino. The remains were interred in the Presbyterian portion of the Casino cemetery, at which the Rev. J. Strang conducted the burial service. The funeral arrangements, in the hands of James Page, were carried out most satisfactorily."

Birth of a brotherHilton Richmond BLANCH
about 1903 (aged 7 years)
Citation details: 20224/1903 BLANCH HILTON R STEPHEN GRACE CASINO
Enlisted No. 2564A
July 24, 1915 (aged 19 years)

Agency: Australian Imperial Force
Death July 21, 1916 (aged 20 years)
Cause of death: Wounded in action
Citation details: Wednesday 20 July 1921, page 2

Roll of Honor. BLANCH—In loving memory of our dear son and brother, Private Alfred Donald Blanch, who died of wounds received in France on July 21st, 1916, aged 19 years. He sleeps in a distant land, Beneath a foreign sky, Far from those who loved him best, In a hero's grave he lies. [Inserted by his sorrowing parents, sisters, and brother.]

Note: Whist serving in the 9th Battalion after serving also in Egypt.
Blanch - Alfred Donald - Commemoration Certificate
Blanch - Alfred Donald - Commemoration Certificate

Note: Downloaded from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
SourceBirths registered in New South Wales.
Citation details: 29793/1896 BLANCH ALFRED D STEPHEN GRACE CASINO