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Archibald BLAIR

Regimental number38028
Date of birth17 June 1896
Place of birthMaybole, Ayrshire, Scotland
SchoolCarrick Academy, Scotland
Age on arrival in Australia16.5
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationClerk
AddressCobden Street, Kew, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 5.5"
Weight115 lbs
Next of kinFather, Charles Blair, Cobden Street, Kew, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets and the Citizen Military Forces, Victoria.
Enlistment date14 February 1917
Place of enlistmentHawthorn, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade, Reinforcement 31
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/128/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A15 Port Sydney on 9 November 1917
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Field Artillery Brigade
FateKilled in Action 22 May 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death21.11
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialFrechencourt Communal Cemetery (Row D, Grave No. 9), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
13
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles and Margaret Hunter BLAIR, 'Craigmore', 70 Cobden Street, Kew, Victoria, Austalia. Native of Scotland
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BLAIR Archibald

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