28- BLYTHE  PERCY

Grave Location – Congregational A-9/10.

Surname/ Christian Names –  BLYTHE,  Percy

Date/Place of Birth-  April, 1895,  Bunbury, W.A.

Service Number –   3454

Rank –   Lieutenant

Unit / Division –   28th Battalion

Enlistment Date/Place –   11  November 1915,  Bunbury,  W.A.

Height-        173                               Weight-  63.50kgs

Address–   Albert  Road,  BUNBURY, W.A.

Occupation-  Farmer.

Next of Kin–   Father- Albert Ogilvy Blythe of Albert Road Bunbury,, W.A,    Mother-  Jane Blythe  of  Albert Road, Bunbury, W.A  and Wife- Mary McNeil Morrison Blythe of Belmont,  W. A.

 

Religion-  Congregational.

Embarkation Details –     17 January 1916 from Fremantle, W.A on the “ Oriana “.

Overseas Port/Date-  Alexandria, 21/03/1916, then Marseilles- 27/03/1916.

KIA / Mortally Wounded –   Date –   10 June, 1918.

Place –   Near Franvillers, France.

Age at Death –   23 years..

Burial Location / Commemoration Details –   Franvillers Communal Cemetery Extension, France-  Section I, Row E, Grave No. 24. Also memorialized at the Bunbury General Cemetery, W.A .

Panel Number Roll Of Honour ( Australian War Memorial )-  112.

Key Dates/Events-

3/05/1916- Joined  28th Battalion in France

8/05/1916-  Appointed Lance Corporal

11/07/1916-  Promoted to Temporary Corporal

4-6/8/1916-  Wounded in Action, France- Severe Gun Shot Wounds to  Face and leg

10/08/1916- Embarked from Boulogne to England per “ Cambria “

2/09/1916-  Awarded Military Medal for his bravery in action at Battle of Pozieres, France.

5/09/1916- Reverted to Lance Corporal on evacuation to England

12/10/1916-  Appointed Corporal- from 1st South General hospital, Weymouth, England

13-27/11/1916- Proceeded on 2 weeks furlough.

27/03/1917- On command at School of Instruction, Candahar.

8/05/1917- to No. 2 officers Cadet Battalion, Cambridge.

31/08/1917- Promoted to Second Lieutenant.

20/09/1917- Embarked Southampton for Le Havre, France.

25/09/1917- In the Field, France.

4/10/1917- Wounded in Action- Gun Shot Wound to left arm.

8/10/1917- Embarked Boulogne for Wandsworth, England.

2/12/1917- Discharged to convalesce.

12/01/1918- Transferred to No. 2 Com depot, Weymouth.

20/01/1918- Promoted to Lieutenant.

5/04/1918- Embarked from Southampton for Le Havre, France.

7/05/1918- Rejoined 28th Battalion in France.

10/06/1918- Killed in Action near Franvillers, France.