Donald Mitchell BLAIR

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BLAIR, Donald Mitchell

Service Number: 5501
Enlisted: 9 May 1916, Broadmeadows, NSW
Last Rank: Sapper
Last Unit: 1st Tunnelling Company (inc. 4th Tunnelling Company)
Born: Moe, Victoria, 1896
Home Town: Maitland, Maitland Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Public School
Occupation: Dairyman
Died: Buried by mine explosion, body not recovered, Belgium, 20 April 1917
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)
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World War 1 Service

9 May 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 5501, Tunnelling Companies, Broadmeadows, NSW
25 Oct 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 5501, Tunnelling Companies, Embarked on HMAY 'A38' Ulysses from Melbourne --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '6' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Ulysses embarkation_ship_number: A38 public_note: ''
6 Feb 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Sapper, 1st Tunnelling Company (inc. 4th Tunnelling Company)
20 Apr 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 5501, 1st Tunnelling Company (inc. 4th Tunnelling Company)

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Donald Mitchell BLAIR was born in Moe, Victoria in 1896

His parents were James BLAIR & Eliza MITCHELL