Donald Mitchell BLAIR

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BLAIR, Donald Mitchell

Service Number: 5501
Enlisted: 9 May 1916, Place of enlistment - Broadmeadows, Newcastle New South Wales
Last Rank: Sapper
Last Unit: 1st Tunnelling Company (inc. 4th Tunnelling Company)
Born: Moe, Victoria, 1897
Home Town: Seaham, Port Stephens Shire, New South Wales
Occupation: Dairyman
Died: Buried by mine explosion, body not recovered, Belgium, 20 April 1917
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: 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, Place of enlistment - Broadmeadows, Newcastle New South Wales
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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