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John Alexander BLAIR

Regimental number1224
Place of birthNorth Gippsland, Victoria
SchoolMorwell and Tinnar State Schools, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationRailway employee
AddressMoe, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinFather, John Alex. Blair, Moe PO, Moe, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date1 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name39th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/56/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 27 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll39th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 12 October 1917
Place of death or woundingFrance
Date of death12 October 1917
Age at death33
Place of burialTyne Cot Cemetery (Plot XXXI, Row E, Grave No. 1), Passchendaele, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 1223 Pte William James BLAIR, 39th Bn, returned to Australia, 16 March 1918; 1796 Pte Albert George BLAIR Gold Medal (Serbia), Australian Provost Corps, returned to Australia, 7 April 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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