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Edward Fitzgerald BLYTH

Regimental number22397
Place of birthExton, Tasmania
SchoolExton State School, Tasmania
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarm labourer
AddressNewry, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, E P Blyth, West Devonport, Tasmania
Enlistment date3 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll25 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit nameHowitzer Brigade 23, Brigade Ammunition Column
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/133/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 20 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Trench Mortar Battery
FateDied of wounds 2 February 1917
Place of death or woundingNieppe, France
Date of death2 February 1917
Age at death29
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialTrois-Arbres Cemetery (Plot I, Row E, Grave No. 12), Steenwerck
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
19
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edward Pearson and Annie BLYTH, South Burnie, Tasmania
Family/military connectionsBrother: 524 Staff Sergeant William Oscar BLYTH, 12th Bn, returned to Australia, 3 December 1918; Nephew: [33]1 Lt Edward Pearson BLYTH, DCM, 20th Bn, killed in action, Hangard Wood, France, 8 April 1918.~
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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