Canadian Virtual War Memorial

George James Blythe

In memory of:

Private George James Blythe

March 16, 1916

Military Service


Service Number:

402469

Age:

22

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regiment)

Division:

1st Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

June 19, 1893
Shallow Lake, Ontario

Enlistment:

January 25, 1915
Walkerton, Ontario

Son of George James and Harriett Emily Blythe, of Shallow Lake, Ontario.

Brother of George James Blythe who died on November 6, 1917 while serving with the Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regiment).

Commemorated on Page 56 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

I. A. 16.

Location:

DRANOUTRE MILITARY CEMETERY is located 11.5 Km south of Ieper town centre, on a road leading from the Dikkebusseweg (N375). From Ieper town centre the Dikkebusseweg is reached via Elverdingsestraat, straight over a roundabout onto J. Capronstraat (for 30 metres), then left along M. Fochlaan. Immediately after the train station, the first right hand turning is the Dikkebusseweg. On passing through the village of Dikkebus the road continues for 6 Km to the village of Loker. Continuing through the village of Loker the road becomes Lokerstraat which runs for 2 Km to the village of Dranouter. 50 metres before Dranouter village lies a right hand turning into a semi residential area. The DRANOUTRE MILITARY CEMETERY is located 50 metres after this turning on the left hand side of the road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Group Photo – John Henry Blythe (left) and George James Blythe (right)
  • Attestation Papers
  • Grave Marker – Photo courtesy
Wilf Schofield, England
  • War Memorial – The War Cenotaph in Shallow Lake, Ontario, Canada.
  • Inscription – The War Cenotaph in Shallow Lake, Ontario, Canada.

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