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Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne
Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne

Blair, David Knox (1910)

Place of Birth: Melbourne, VIC

Age: 37 years 10 months

Enlistment Details: Monday, 18 January 1915 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 1910            view online service record

372 Ross Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Elizabeth Blair (mother)
372 Ross Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Saturday, 17 April 1915
Ship: HMAT Hororata A20
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 8th Infantry Battalion – 5th Reinforcements

KIA: Saturday, 7 August 1915
Place: Gallipoli Peninsula

Private, 8 Infantry, killed in action 7 August, 1915, Gallipoli, aged 38, commemorated Shrapnel Valley Cemetery.

Parents: James (late) and Elizabeth BLAIR, born West Melbourne, educated SS “Port Melbourne” (probably Nott Street), family then at 372 Ross Street. Enlisted as a 38-year-old labourer with his mother at 372 Ross Street, circular returned by Mrs Agnes C HART, Footscray, his only sister; four brothers, Samuel, Jack, Bob, and James. James senior died on 14 October, 1915.

Additional research by Brian Membrey


  • Brian Membrey
    Posted June 24, 2017 12.25 pm 0Likes

    BLAIR.- On the 7th August, 1915, killed in action, at Gallipoli, David Knox, dearly loved youngest son of Elizabeth and the late James Blair, and brother of Sam, Jack, Bob, Jim, and Aggie.
    “His duty nobly done.”
    (Inserted by his sorrowing mother and brothers, 372 Ross-street north, Port Melbourne)

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