GURTH SWINNERTON BLANDY*

Born: 11th October 1878, Woolwich, Kent.
Baptised: 8th November 1878, St. Mary Magdalene, Woolwich, Kent. Parents – Nina Eliza Swinnerton Blandy & William Poyntz Blandy, a Lieutenant – Royal Artillery.
Died: 24th April 1917; age 38; Died of Wounds – No. 20 General Hospital.
Residence: The Royal Societies Club, St. James Street, Middlesex.
Date of Entry Therein: 10th November 1914.
London Gazetted – 13th July 1916 – Temporary Captain.
Rank: Captain; Regiment: Royal Army Medical Corps, attached 29th Division, Royal Engineers.

Served in the South African Campaign – Queen’s South Africa Medal of 1901.
The Arras Offensive & associated actions.

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star + Military Cross.

Grave Reference:
XVII.C.9.
Etaples Military Cemetery,
Pas de Calais,
France.

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Col. W.P. & Nina Eliza Swinnerton Blandy, of Alvescot, 74, Corder Road, Ipswich.

Brother to GERALD CASTLETON BLANDY.

CENSUS

1881   2, Nelson Terrace, Hampton road, Twickenham, Middlesex.

Gurth was 2 years old and living with his siblings at the home of his maternal grandmother.
Elizabeth Martha Dyer (nee White), 51, a Gentlewoman, born Silk Willoughby, Lincolnshire.
Stephen Poyntz Blandy, 7, born Belgaum, Bombay, India.
Nina Margaret Blandy, 5, born Woolwich, Kent.
1 governess
1 cook
1 general servant
1 visitor.

1891   ‘Altadore’, Church Road, King’s Norton, Winchestershire.

Gurth was 12 years old, he was a visitor to 47 year old, Francis William Underhill, a Surgeon & his family + nephew.

1901   17, St. John’s Park, Upper Holloway, Islington, London.

Gurth was 22 years old, a Student of Medicine He was living with his widowed maternal grandmother.

Elizabeth 72.
1 servant.

1911   Middlesex County Asylum, Napsbury, St. Albans, St. Peter’s, Hertfordshire.

Gurth was 32 years old, a 2nd Assistant Medical Officer.

Gerald ‘s father was William Poyntz Blandy, born 1846, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire – died January 1921, ‘Inglewood’, Belgrave Road, Torquay, Devon, late of  ‘Alvescot’, 74, Corder Road, Ipswich.
Gerald’s mother was Nina Elizabeth Swinnerton Dyer born 1853, Grouville, Jersey, Channel Islands – died 1896, Eccleshall Bierlow, Sheffield, Yorkshire.

Gurth attended Sheffield Royal Grammar School.

Edinburgh University – Student of Medicine, 1895-1902; M.B., Ch.B. 1902; M.D. 1912.

University of London Undergraduates, 1901.

Assistant Medical Officer, Middlesex County Asylum, Napsbury, Hertfordshire.

 

 

Royal Army Medical Corps:http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/regiments-and-corps/royal-army-medical-corps-in-the-first-world-war/

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