John James BLYTH

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BLYTH, John James

Service Numbers: 1532, 943
Enlisted: 28 September 1915
Last Rank: Gunner
Last Unit: 1st Remount Unit (AIF)
Born: Mologa, Victoria, Australia., 28 June 1879
Home Town: Williams, Williams, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Illness (Influenza), France, 24 February 1919, aged 39 years
Cemetery: Les Baraques Military Cemetery, Sangatte, France
Grave VIII. E. 12.
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Pyramid Hill Boer War Memorial
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Boer War Service

1 Oct 1899: Involvement Private, SN 1532, 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles

World War 1 Service

28 Sep 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 943, 1st Remount Unit (AIF)
12 Nov 1915: Involvement SN 943, 1st Remount Unit (AIF)
12 Nov 1915: Embarked SN 943, 1st Remount Unit (AIF), HMAT Orsova, Melbourne
24 Feb 1919: Involvement Gunner, SN 943

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

Son of Charles and Mary Blyth; husband of Mrs. Blyth, of Williams, Western Australia.

John also served in the Boer War with the Victorian Mounted Rifles.