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Thomas Arthur Blyth

Snapshot of Nurse, Eliza Fitzgerald Martin (22/385) and Lieutenant's Thomas Arthur Blyth (15648) and Charles McLelland Bathgate (22520). The trio are seated on deck chairs on board HMNZT 71 SS Port Lyttelton. Erson Album. Auckland War Memorial Museum, Tāmaki Paenga Hira PH-ALB-461-p1-1.Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Snapshot of Nurse, Eliza Fitzgerald Martin (22/385) and Lieutenant's Thomas Arthur Blyth (15648) and …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Thomas Arthur AWMM
  • Surname
    Blyth AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 15648 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1880 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    David Laing Blyth (brother), No. 1 Line, Wanganui, New Zealand AWMM
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Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 15648 AWMM
  • Military service
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Prisoner of war

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  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Last known rank

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  • Thomas Arthur Blyth went to Wanganui Boys' High School, where he was a swimming champion and prominent oarsman.

    As a Rugby player and administrator he was well known. From 1902 to 1904 he represented Taranaki as a full-back, and when in Ohakune he helped to form the Ruapehu Sub-Union as well as the King Country Union. He was later, at different times, selector, president, coach, and a delegate to the N.Z. Rugby Union.

    Lance Corporal Blyth's was a varied career of service. By profession he was a school teacer. He was appointed head master of the Ohakune District High School in 1909.

    He was on the Ohakune Town Board from 1911-1913, and was created a J.P. in 1925 (from the New Zealand Alpine Journal, Vol.VIII, No.27, June 1940). AWMM
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  • Death
    1940 AWMM
  • Date of death
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