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.
On the 14th August 1914, Gurth took a temporary commission as Lieutenant in the R.A.M.C. at the outset of the war. London Gazetted – 13th July 1916 – Temporary Captain. He was promoted to Captain on completion of a years service.
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 – 3rd June 1916.
Etaples Military Cemetery,
Pas de Calais,
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Col. W.P. & Nina Eliza Swinnerton Blandy, of Alvescot, 74, Corder Road, Ipswich.
Brother to GERALD CASTLETON BLANDY.
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 general servant
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.
1911 Middlesex County Asylum, Napsbury, St. Albans, St. Peter’s, Hertfordshire.
Gurth was 32 years old, a 2nd Assistant Medical Officer.
Gurth’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.
Gurth’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.
After filling the posts of House Physician at the Norfolk & Norwich Hospital, as Senior House Surgeon, at the Scarborough Hospital & Dispensary. Followed by Assistant Medical Officer at the Norfolk County Asylum, Thorpe. Gurth joined the Middlesex County Asylum, Napsbury, Hertfordshire, as Assistant Medical Officer.