BLYTHE, Percy

Service Number –

Rank -Lieutenant

Division -28th Battalion

Enlisted -11/11/1915

Killed in Action -10/06/1918

Date of Death -10/06/1918

Age at Death -23

Burial Location -Congregational A 9/10

Honour/Award – Military Medal (MM)

 

Percy Blythe’s name is located at panel 112 in the Commemorative Area at the Australian War Memorial.  Below is his recommendation for his Award

He earned special distinction during the attack on Pozieres Ridge on the night of 28/29 July 1916, in maintaining communication between the surviving officers of his company under very severe fire right under the German wire.  He attended to the wounded and placed them in positions of comparative safety and when withdrawal was ordered he informed the surviving men along the whole line, giving assistance to the wounded as he went.  He took part in the counter-attack of 5th August 1916 and was wounded.

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