William BLAIR

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BLAIR, William

Service Number: 1309
Enlisted: 19 September 1914, Enlisted at Dalby, QLD
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 15th Infantry Battalion
Born: Wallsend, Newcastle, New South Wales, 1891
Home Town: Dalby, Western Downs, Queensland
Schooling: South Woodburn Public School, New South Wales
Occupation: Bookkeeper
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, 26 April 1915
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
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Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Dalby War Memorial, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing
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World War 1 Service

19 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1309, 15th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Dalby, QLD
12 Feb 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1309, 15th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
12 Feb 1915: Embarked Private, SN 1309, 15th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Seang Bee, Brisbane

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Next of kin given as his brother Matthew Blair of Mungindi, NSW who was killed in action on 7 April 1918 while serving with the 20th Battalion and has no known grave; next of kin was changed to another brother George Blair of Hamilton, Newcastle, NSW

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal