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Mervyn Stafford BLYTH

Regimental number986
Place of birthBellerive, Tasmania
SchoolBellerive State School, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
AddressPartridge Island, Channel, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, A.T. Blyth, Partridge Island, Channel, Tasmania
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date29 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A59 Botanist on 2 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Light Horse Regiment
FateKilled in Action 23 December 1916
Place of death or woundingEgypt
Date of death23 December 1916
Age at death24
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialKantara War Memorial Cemetery (Row A, Grave No. 165), Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Arthur L and Rosina BLYTH, Dover, Tasmania. Native of Bruni Island, Tasmania
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3270 Pte Morris Charles Tabain BLYTH, 12th Bn, killed in action, Fleurbaix, Fromelles, France, 20 June 1916.

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