Andrew Jackson BLYTH

Regimental number12/303
Date of birth10 September 1891
Place of birthChristchurch
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBungalow, Te Aroha
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 9.5"
Weight156 lbs
Next of kinD Blyth, Leitch Street, Spreydon, Christchurch
Previous military serviceSydenham Rifles, Volunteer Force, Christchurch
Enlistment date11 August 1914
Place of enlistmentPaeroa
Rank on embarkationPrivate
Enlistment statusVolunteer
Unit nameNew Zealand Expeditionary Force, Main Body, Auckland Infantry Battalion
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on 16 October 1914
The Auckland Infantry Battalion in the Main Body left New Zealand on board two ships, HMNZT 8 ('Star of India') and HMNZT 12 ('Waimana'). It is not possible from the Nominal Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Final rankSergeant
Final unit2nd Battalion, Auckland Infantry Battalion
FateDied of disease 4 October 1918
Place of burialTehran War Cemetery (Plot IV, Row B, Grave No 15), Mesopotamia
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Mr & Mrs D. Blyth, 369 Wilsons Road, Opawa, Christchurch
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front, Mesopotamia, Persia

Attached to Dunsterforce

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body
SourcesArchives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 1880, File 22277013

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