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Gordon Blair

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Headstone, Perth War Cemetery and Annex, Australia (photo F. Caddy 2012) - No known copyright restrictions
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Gordon AWMM
  • Surname
    Blair AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 74903 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    4 May 1893 AWMM StratfordTaranaki AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 19 April 1917 AWMM C/o A.W.R. Coy, Stratford, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs G. Blair (wife), Ngaere, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 10 October 1918 AWMM Married AWMM
    Married, 1 child AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 74903 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 19 April 1917 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    Mechanic/Military AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 8 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      140 pounds AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Light brown AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Hazel AWMM
    • Other, Unknown Period AWMM
      Very flat feet AWMM
    • Other, Unknown Period AWMM
      tattoo marks - ship in full sail left upper arm; anchor and heart right upper arm AWMM
    • Died of Sickness, Cause of Death AWMM
      Died from influenza and pneumonia AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Thomas and Rose Blair.

    Husband of Rose nee Edwards, married 1916. Father of Andrew Raymond Blair born December 1916

    Attested April 1917; left home for service March 1918

    Did not re-embark from Perth, arrested and punished.

    Moeraki then transhipped to [HMAT 17]Malta at Sydney for Suez. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    17 December 1918 AWMM
    Australia AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Perth War Cemetery and Annex, Smyth Road, Nedlands, Perth, Western Australia AWMM NC1. 15. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

Roll of Honour

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Sources

Sources

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Contributors

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DateNameLocationRelationshipContact
12 November 2018Vivian GayBay of Plenty, KawerauDirect descendant
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