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Duncan Barrie Blair

Portrait of Lieutenant Colonel Duncan Barrie Blair. Image sourced from Imperial War Museums' 'Bond of Sacrifice' collection. ©IWM HU 113935

Portrait of Lieutenant Colonel Duncan Barrie Blair. Image sourced from Imperial War Museums' 'Bond o …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Duncan Barrie AWMM
  • Surname
    Blair AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • South African 343 AWMM
    • WWI 7/309 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Defence Office, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Agnes Blair, care of Henry Galpin, Esq., Marton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single/WWI AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • 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
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Wounded at Gallipoli, 1914 or 1915 AWMM
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 9" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      158 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Served with NZ Volunteers from 1891. Promoted to Lieutenant with Volunteers, 1903.

    Joined NZEF as Captain, 5 August 1914.

    Promoted to Major, October 1915; Lt Colonel, 15 March 1917.

    Officer Commanding (OC) of NZ Machine Gun Battalion, March 1918.

    Re-joined Regular Army, 23 February 1919.

    Retired to England and later lived in France and Argentina.

    Medals: Distinguished Service Order, Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

    Died Argentina

    Father was named Duncan Blair. AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Page No: 60 AWMM
    • Haigh, J., Polaschek, A. (Eds.). (1993). New Zealand and the Distinguished Service Order. Christchurch, N.Z.: Authors. AWMM
    • NZEF Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 3: Includes portrait AWMM
    • Stowers, R. (2009). Rough riders at war : history of New Zealand's involvement in the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902 and information on all members of the 10 New Zealand contingents. Hamilton, N.Z.: R. Stowers. AWMM
    • Powles, C.G. (Ed). (1928). History of the Canterbury Mounted Rifles 1914-19. Auckland, N.Z.: Whitcombe & Tombs. AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 5: Includes portrait AWMM
    • This record as partially completed by information provided by Noel George Smith (2020-2021). AWMM

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