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David Knox BLAIR

Regimental number1910
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
SchoolState School, Port Melbourne, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address372 Ross Street, Port Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation38
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Blair, 372 Ross Street, Port Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date18 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 17 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 7 August 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death7 August 1915
Age at death38
Age at death from cemetery records38
Place of burialShrapnel Valley Cemetery (Plot II, Row A, Grave No. 65), Anzac, Gallipoli
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
52
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Elizabeth BLAIR. Native of Port Melbourne, Australia
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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