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Regimental number3457
Place of birthBunbury, Western Australia
AddressAlbert Road, Bunbury, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinWife, Mary McNeil Morrison Blythe, Albert Road, Bunbury, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed as a Lieutenant in the 86th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date12 November 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll11 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentProvost Sergeant
Unit name28th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 17 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Cnduct Medal

Valuable services in assisting to maintain communications; also bravery in assisting wounded under heavy fire. (Pozieres).
Recommendation date: 16 August 1916

Other details from Roll of Honour Circularb. 28 April 1895. Wounded at Pozie?res, France, August 1916, and at Broodseinde, Belgium, 4 October 1917. Awarded the Military Medal.
FateKilled in Action 10 June 1918
Date of death10 June 1918
Age at death23.2
Place of burialFranvillers Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot I, Row E, Grave No. 24), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 184
Date: 14 December 1916

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 184
Date: 14 December 1916

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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