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Alexander Morton BLAIR

Regimental number1744
Place of birthRoma Queensland
SchoolState School, Roma, Qld
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationEngine driver
AddressMitchell, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, John Morton Blair, Mitchell, Queensland
Enlistment date21 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll2 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name42nd Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/59/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 5 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1918
Date of death19 July 1918
Age at death22.9
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialBorre British Cemetery (Plot II, Row E, Grave No. 2), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John Morton and Lucy BLAIR, Mitchell, Queensland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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