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Private Arthur Blair

Ancestor Details

Acsestor's Name: Arthur Blair

Ancestor's date of birth: 01/03/1880

Ancestor's date of death: 20/07/1946

Cause of Death: Natural Causes, Coronary Sclerosis

Service and Life Before the Boer War: No military service before Boer War.

Service Number: 14

Colony or State of enlistment: NSW Place of Enlistment: Sydney

Unit: New South Wales Army Medical Corps

Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: 28/10/1899

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No evidence of post Boer War service.

Murray Page: 21

Contingent: First New South Wales

Ship: SS Kent, Date of Sailing: 28/10/1899

Memorial details: Detail not provided

Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Africa Medal with clasps.

Personal Characteristics: Musical, creative, hard working.

Reasons to go and fight: Not known.

Details of service in war: December 1899 - December 1900 in Cape Colony, Free State, and Transvaal.

Service and life after the Boer War: Brass Moulder and finisher 1903. Carpenter 1903. Labourer Bowral Railway, 1917. Miner No. 2 Colliery Abermain, NSW 1920-1925.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Leonie Blair, Mudgeeraba QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Grand daughter


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