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John Henry Blythe

In memory of:

Private John Henry Blythe

November 6, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

402468

Age:

27

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regiment)

Division:

1st Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

April 9, 1890
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 March 16, 1916 while serving with the Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regiment).

Commemorated on Page 203 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

XXXIX. H. 9.

Location:

Tyne Cot Cemetery is located 9 Km north east of Ieper town centre on the Tynecotstraat, a road leading from the Zonnebeekseweg (N332). The cemetery itself lies 700 meters along the Tynecotstraat on the right hand side of the road. Tyne Cot or Tyne Cottage was the name given by the Northumberland Fusiliers to a barn which stood near the level crossing on the Passchendaele-Broodseinde road. Three of these blockhouses still stand in the cemetery; the largest, which was captured on 4 October 1917 by the 3rd Australian Division, was chosen as the site for the Cross of Sacrifice by King George V during his pilgrimage to the cemeteries of the Western Front in Belgium and France in 1922. The Tyne Cot Cemetery is now the resting-place of nearly 12,000 soldiers of the Commonwealth Forces, the largest number of burials of any Commonwealth cemetery of either world war.

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– Attestation Paper-Front Page.
  • Cemetery
  • Cross of Sacrifice
  • Grave marker
  • War Memorial– The War Cenotaph in Shallow Lake, Ontario, Canada.
  • Inscription– The War Cenotaph in Shallow Lake, Ontario, Canada.

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