Thomas Blamey

1884 - 1951

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Field Marshal Sir Thomas Albert Blamey, (24 January 1884 – 27 May 1951) was an Australian general of the First and Second World Wars, and the only Australian to attain the rank of field marshal. Blamey joined the Australian Army as a regular soldier in 1906, and attended the Staff College at Quetta. During the First World War he participated in the landing at Anzac Cove on 25 April 1915, and served as a staff officer in the Gallipoli Campaign, where he was mentioned in despatches for a daring raid behind enemy lines. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thomas Blamey has received more than 314,266 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Thomas Blamey is the 1,445th most popular military personnel, the 348th most popular biography from Australia and the 2nd most popular Australian Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Thomas Blamey ranks 1,445 out of 1,466Before him are Franciszek Gągor, George Henry Thomas, John O'Connor, Chelsea Manning, Raymond T. Odierno, and Salman Raduyev. After him are Sir James Outram, 1st Baronet, Redvers Buller, Hugh McCulloch, Sékouba Konaté, Lynndie England, and Mikhail Tolstykh.

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Among people born in 1884, Thomas Blamey ranks 183Before him are Andrés Martínez Trueba, Linda Arvidson, Alexander Bustamante, Frank Waller, Davidson Black, and Oscar Micheaux. After him are Carlyle Blackwell, David Curtiss Munson, Arthur Edmund Carewe, and Sandy Turnbull. Among people deceased in 1951, Thomas Blamey ranks 146Before him are Mildred Bailey, Ben Chifley, Max Horton, Jack Holt, Mady Christians, and Oscar Micheaux.

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Among people born in Australia, Thomas Blamey ranks 348 out of 790Before him are Kerry Melville (1947), John Devitt (1937), Shaun Tan (1974), Mark Edmondson (1954), Richard Flanagan (1961), and Rachael Taylor (1984). After him are Gina Rinehart (1954), Wendy Turnbull (1952), Courtney Eaton (1996), Holly Valance (1983), Joshua Kennedy (1982), and Jacqueline McKenzie (1967).


Among military personnels born in Australia, Thomas Blamey ranks 2Before him are Peter Cosgrove (1947).