Ivan Noble GAIR

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GAIR, Ivan Noble

Service Number: 202
Enlisted: 2 June 1915, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 31st Infantry Battalion
Born: Brisbane, Queensland, 21 February 1895
Home Town: Rockhampton, Rockhampton, Queensland
Schooling: Rockhampton Boys Grammar School
Occupation: Apprentice Dentist
Died: Died of wounds, France, 30 September 1918, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Tincourt New British Cemetery
Plot V, Row F, Grave 29
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, The Rockhampton Grammar School Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

2 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 202, Brisbane, Queensland
9 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Company Sergeant Major, SN 202, 31st Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
9 Nov 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Company Sergeant Major, SN 202, 31st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Wandilla, Melbourne
29 Sep 1918: Wounded Lieutenant, 31st Infantry Battalion, Breaching the Hindenburg Line - Cambrai / St Quentin Canal, Shell wound (buttocks)
30 Sep 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 31st Infantry Battalion, Breaching the Hindenburg Line - Cambrai / St Quentin Canal

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Biography

Ivan Noble GAIR was born on 21st February, 1895 in Brisbane, Queensland

He was the only son of John Reid GAIR and Charlotte Maude Lucas CARDEW

His previously served in the Commonwealth Cadet Corp. as provisional 2nd Lieutenant before enlisting with the Australian Army on 2nd June, 1915 - he was with the 31st Battalion, A Company - Unit embarked from Melbourne on board HMAT Wandilla on 9th November, 1915

He was wounded on 29th September by a shell splinter to the buttock which penetrated his abdomen during the battle of St Quentin canel and he died the following day (30 Sep 1918) at the 53rd Casualty Clearing Station - he is buried in Tincourt New British Cemetery and also honoured on the Australian War Memorial

He received the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal & the Victory Medal. 

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Morning Bulletin, Rockhampton, Queensland 22nd November, 1918

ROLL OF HONOUR - GAIR.- Died of wounds in France on 30th Sept. 1918, Lieutenant Ivan Noble Gair, 31st Battalion. A.I.F., only son of J. R. & C. M. Gair aged 23 years

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Courier Mail Brisbane, 30th September 1937

ROLL OF HONOUR - GAIR.- In memory of a comrade, Lieutenant Ivan Gair, 31st Battalion A.I.F. who died of wounds at the breaking of the Hindenburg Line at Bellicourt on Sept 30th 1918.

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