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Soldier profiles

Name : BLYTH, WALTER
Service Number : VX20374
Date of Birth : 04/08/1900
Place of Birth : WEST MELBOURNE, VIC
Known as :
Occupation on Enlistment :
Date of Enlistment : 31/05/1940
Locality on Enlistment : YARRAVILLE, VIC
Place of Enlistment : CAULFIELD, VIC
Next of Kin : BLYTH, ELLEN
Rank (at time of discharge / death) : CORPORAL
Service : ARMY
Final Posting : HEADQUARTERS KIT STORE
Position / Platoon / Company (as 2/2 Pioneer) (date / details) :
Unit Transfers / Promotions (date / details) :
Theatres of War :
Actions :
Wounded (date / details) :
Discharged : N/A
Date Died : 16/05/1944
Age at Death : 43
Community Roll of Honour : FOOTSCRAY (VIC)
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : SPRINGVALE WAR CEMETERY, MELBOURNE, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA. BLOCK 1. ROW A. GRAVE 6. PLOT R. / AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL COMMEMORATIVE AREA PANEL 94
K.I.A. (date / details) : N/A
D.O.W. (date / details) : 16/05/1944 / ILLNESS / HEIDELBERG, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA
M.I.A. (date / details) : N/A
P.O.W. (location/s) : YES
Died P.O.W. (date / details) : N/A
P.O.W. Camps (details) : N/A
Recovered P.O.W. (location/s) : N/A
Honours and Gallantry : None for display
Applicable Australian War Memorial circulars : Australian War Memorial Death Circular
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6204294 [OPEN], Barcode 32460895 [OPEN]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Australian War Memorial,   Headstone [photo courtesy of BillionGraves],   Age 17/05/1944 p6

Background : DEATHS On Active Service. BLYTH.-- On May 16, at 115 Australian General Hospital, Heidelberg, Melbourne, Victoria, L./Cpl. W. Blyth, VX20,374, 2/2nd Pioneers (transferred Ordnance), beloved husband of Ella Blyth, loved son of Mary Blyth and late William Blyth” (Age, 17 May 1944, p. 6).