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John Riggall BLAIR

Regimental number2577
Place of birthRockhampton Queensland
SchoolRockhampton Grammar School, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPastoralist
AddressVictoria Parade, Rockhampton, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Blair, Victoria Parade, Rockhampton, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date23 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 21 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Flying Corps
FateKilled in Action 6 January 1918
Place of death or woundingBailleul, Belgium
Age at death24
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialBailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot III, Row F, Grave No. 50), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
188
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on 3 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps, Roll of Honour, Shrine of Memories, Anzac Square, Brisbane, Queensland. Parents: John and Elizabeth BLAIR, Enfield, Sydney, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3538 Pte Charles riggall BLAIR, 45th Bnm returned to Australia, 4 January 1919.
Other detailsMedals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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