Edward Fitzgerald BLYTH

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BLYTH, Edward Fitzgerald

Service Number: 22397
Enlisted: 3 August 1915, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 3rd Division Medium and Heavy Trench Mortar Batteries
Born: Exton, Tasmania, 27 February 1888
Home Town: Exton, Meander Valley, Tasmania
Schooling: Exton State, School
Occupation: Farm labourer
Died: Died of wounds, Nieppe, France, 2 February 1917, aged 28 years
Cemetery: Trois Arbres Cemetery
Plot 1, Row E, Grave 12 Rev. W.N. Clarke officiated Headstone inscription reads: A good son and brother
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

3 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 22397, Melbourne, Victoria
20 May 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 22397, 23rd Field Artillery (Howitzer) Brigade, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
20 May 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 22397, 23rd Field Artillery (Howitzer) Brigade, HMAT Medic, Melbourne
31 Jan 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 22397, 3rd Division Medium and Heavy Trench Mortar Batteries, Shell wound (chest)
2 Feb 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 22397, 3rd Division Medium and Heavy Trench Mortar Batteries

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Edward Pearson BLYTH and Annie HOBDEN of South Burnie; brother of William Oscar Blyth who returned to Australia on 3 December 1918 having served with the 12th Battalion

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal