John Blyth

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Leith
  • Service no: 10191
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 8th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 19
  • Date of Death: 18.07.1916
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Pier & Face 10A

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 86 Peddie St, Dundee
  • Occupation: Postal Telegraph Operator
  • Mother:

    Charlotte Robertson Blyth, 86 Peddie St, Dundee

  • Father:

    William Blyth, 86 Peddie St, Dundee

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about John Blyth

John has no known grave but is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial.

BLACK WATCH SOLDIER KILLED
News has been received by Mr and Mrs Blyth, 86 Peddie Street, Dundee, that their son, Private John Blyth, Black Watch, was killed in action on July 18. Private Blyth, who was 19 years of age, enlisted in the 17th Lancers in January, 1915, and was later transferred to the Black Watch. He went to the front in July of last year. Prior to enlistment Private Blyth was employed as postal telegraph messenger between Dundee and Meigle.
Dundee Courier 10 August 1916

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