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Lawrence Maurice Blyth

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Lawrence Maurice AWMM
  • Surname
    Blyth AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Curly AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 26/332 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • France and Germany (TBC) AWMM
    • Le Quesnoy AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 26/332 AWMM
  • Military service
    3rd Battalion of the Countess of Ranfurly (Auckland-Northland territorial Army) AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Military Medal (MM) AWMM
      London Gazette, 16 August 1917, p. 8429, Rec No. 1015. "For gallantry during the operations east of Ploegsteert Wood on night 13/14th June 1917. He personally guided parties of his Company to the posts which had to be established and set a fine example of courage and determination under shell fire. He was Acting Company Sergt-Major and passed through a heavy enemy barrage several times during the night in the course of his duties. His work in the Assembly Trenches under heavy fire prior to going over was particularly fine. When the objectives were gained he did very valuable work towards consolidating them and fearlessly exposed himself to the enemy fire. He has since been seriously wounded." AWMM
    • British War Medal (1914-1920) AWMM
    • Victory Medal AWMM
    • Ordre national de la Légion d'honneur (France) AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Wounds Diseases Etc., WWI AWMM
      Gassed on the Somme AWMM
    • Wounds Diseases Etc., WWI AWMM
      Wounded in the head at Messines AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • A funeral service with full military honours was held at St Mary's Church, Holy Trinity Cathedral in Parnell

    A street has been named after him: Place du Colonel Blyth, Beaudignies, France AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    10 October 2001 AWMM
    Age 105 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Obituary: Sunday Star, 14 October 2001 C7

    Obituary: New Zealand Herald, 11 October 2001 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Point Chevalier RSA, 1136 Great North Road, Auckland 1235 AWMM

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  • For Margaret
    Public - Jennifer - Friend - 24 April 2020
  • For Margaret
    Public - Jennifer - Friend - 24 April 2020



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24 April 2020JenniferAucklandFriend
09 May 2016David JohnAuckland, New ZealandDirect descendant

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