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William James BLAIR

Regimental number1223
Place of birthMorwell, Victoria
AddressMoe, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinFather, John Alex. Blair, Moe PO, Moe, Victoria
Enlistment date24 February 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
FateReturned to Australia 16 March 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 1224 Pte John Alexander BLAIR, 39th Bn, killed in action, 12 October 1917; 1796 Pte Albert George BLAIR, Australian Provost Corps, returned to Australia, 7 april 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death6 August 1980

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