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Remembered Today:

Colin 'Charlie' Blythe~ England cricketer ~ Portrait


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Hello Chaps,

A recent doodle / Portrait of Colin Blythe who is buried at Oxford Road


Thanks for looking!

From CWGC:

Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Blythe, of New Cross, London; husband of Janette Gertrude Blythe, of 1, Vale Royal, Tunbridge Wells, Kent. Professional Cricketer. Played for Kent between 1899 and 1914 during which time he took 100 wickets each season, bar two. He also played in 19 Test Matches for England.

CWGC :: Casualty Details

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Good to see this national cricketing hero honoured in this way. Blythe was one of five Kent cricketers to volunteer together in the very first few days of the war. He originally went into the Kent Fortress Battalion of the Royal Engineers with all-rounder David Jennings. Jennings would die from mustard gas poisonning a few months after the death of Blythe.

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