Corporal Abner Blyth (1882-1960)

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Abner Blyth was born in Beverley on 13 July 1882 He was the eldest of seven children of Abner and Louisa Blyth (nee Payne).
In 1901 Abner was an apprentice cabinet maker. He married Florence Elwell on 26 August 1908 at St Mary’s church, Beverley.
During the war Abner served with the 8th Battalion of the King’s Own Yorkshire Light infantry rising to the rank of corporal. He served in France in 1915. In 1917 the Battalion was sent to Italy and remained there for the rest of the war and took part in the decisive battle of Vittoria Vento in 1918 He was awarded the War and victory medals as well as the 1914-15 Star.
After the war Abner continued to work as a cabinet maker. In 1939 he was living Romsey Hampshire. He died in Portsmouth on 5 February 1960.

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