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Mary Blair

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Outside her tent at Salonika Hospital No 65, probably  1918.

Dr Mary Alice Blair

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Mary AWMM
  • Surname
    Blair AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
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  • Gender
    Female AWMM
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  • Hapū
  • Waka
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1880 AWMM DunedinOtago AWMM
  • Date of birth
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Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • World War 2/wars AWMM
      France and Germany (TBC) AWMM
      Created during migration for ww2 records that were listed as western front and need to be corrected AWMM
    • The above information is probably incorrect. She served with Scottish Women's Hospitals. Public - Mary-Anne - Other relative - 30 June 2016 - Family papers, Scottish Women's Hospital website, Imperial War Museum website.
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers
    Serbia, Corsica, Malta, Salonika hospitals. Public - Mary-Anne - Other relative - 30 June 2016 - Family papers, Scottish Women's Hospital website, Imperial War Museum website.

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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    WW1 Unknown AWMM Medical practitioner AWMM
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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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Medical history

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Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Mary Blair was the daughter of William Newsham Blair (c1840-1891) a Minister with the Church of England and Mary Kennedy Blair (c1854-1940)

      She was educated at Victoria University College; BSc 1902 and London University School of Medicine MD, BSc.

      In 1909 she was appointed house surgeon at the London Hospital for Women.

      Her World War 1 service was in Salonika (Greece) with the Scottish Women's Medical Corps. This unit subsequently became a unit of the RAMC; then she served in hospitals in Corsica and France.

      She was later in charge of a WAAF hostel in England.

      She was an examiner for Strachan High School for Girls

      She remained in England and died in London. AWMM
    • Her father was engineer in chief and under-secretary of the Public Works Department. He was not a church minister though was active with establishing Dunedin's Knox Church. Her mother is believed to have accompanied her to her war posting but died in 1917.
      In World War 2 was the supervising officer of 2 London air raid shelters. Public - Mary-Anne - Other relative - 30 June 2016 - Family papers
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Death

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  • Death
    1962 AWMM
    Age 81 AWMM
    LondonEngland AWMM
  • Date of death
    17 February 1962 Public - Mary-Anne - Other relative - 30 June 2016 - Evening Post obituary.
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  • Obituary
    Obituary: Evening Post, 20 February 1962, p. 22 AWMM
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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Poverty Bay Herald (Gisborne) AWMM
    • Scholefield, G.H. (1940). A dictionary of New Zealand biography. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs. AWMM
    • Poverty Bay Herald AWMM
      Untitled. Poverty Bay Herald, Volume XXXVI, Issue 11872, 9 June 1909, Page 3 AWMM
    • Poverty Bay Herald AWMM
      Captured by the enemy. Poverty Bay Herald, Volume XLIII, Issue 13915, 11 February 1916, Page 5 AWMM
    • Reference File. Women's Archive. Auckland War Memorial Museum. AWMM
      Auckland War Memorial Museum, Reference Files, Women's Archive. Newspaper clippings (1) AWMM
    • Scholefield, G.H. (1940). A dictionary of New Zealand biography. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs. AWMM
      Scholefield, G.H. (1940). vol. 1 p. 73-74 AWMM
    • Who's who in New Zealand (1951-1991). Wellington, N.Z. ; Auckland, N.Z.: Reed. AWMM
      Scholefield, G.H. (Ed.). (1951). 5th Ed. p. 26 AWMM
    • General Register Office British Death Records AWMM
      GRO British Death Records. vol. 1, vol. 6. S08.10, So8.33 AWMM
    • The Evening Post AWMM
      Obituary: Evening Post, 20 February 1962, p. 22 AWMM
    • Service Women Project: Sponsorship to research this record was kindly provided by the Auckland Returned Services Association, Returned Servicewomen's Branch; Marjorie Traill, Dorothy Grant, Daphne Shaw and Margaret Woollett. AWMM
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