|Place of birth||Ballarat, Victoria|
|School||Albert Park State School, Victoria|
|Other training||Private Technical College, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||24|
|Next of kin||Father, A Horsley, 124 Park Street, St Kilda, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||5th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/22/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A46 Clan Macgillivray on
|Regimental number from Nominal Roll||1241|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Lance Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||60th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Age at death from cemetery records||25|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||V.C. Corner (Panel No 19), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Alfred and Louisa HORSLEY, 124 Park Street, St. Kilda, Victoria. Native of Ballarat, Victoria|
|Family/military connections||Cousin:  Lt Ralph Drummond HORSLEY, 5th Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 16 February 1918.|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 5 April 1915.
Wounded in action, 25 April 1915 (gun shot wound, uipper extremities); transferred from Government Hospital [location not specified] to Convalescent Camp, Mustapha, 3 June 1915.
Admitted to 17th General Hospital, Alexandria, 18 June 1915; transferred to Convalescent Camp, Mustapha, 21 June 1915; to Overseas Base, 13 July 1915; to A&NZ Base, Mudros, 28 August 1915; rejoined Bn, Lemnos, 18 September 1915.
Classified PB, Advance Base, Mudros, 18 October 1915, and employed as Camp Policeman.
Appointed Lance Corporal, 31 October 1915.
Rejoined 5th, Gallipoli, 14 November 1915.
Disembarked Alexandria, 7 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).
Found guilty, 18 January 1916, of breaking camp, 18-21 January 1916: reverted to rank of Private.
Transferred to 57th Bn, 17 February 1916.
Transferred to 60th Bn, 15 March 1916.
Sick to hospital, 3 April 1916; rejoined Bn same day.
Appointed Lance Corporal, 25 March 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.
Reported Missing, 19 July 1916.
Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 4 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.
Statement, Red Cross File No 1370507, 2793 Pte J.G. BLAIR, D Company, 60th Bn (patient, No 2 General Hospital (Palais), Havre), 12 April 1917: 'He was in D Co., 14th platoon. He was my corporal. He was just in front of me when we were going forward at fleurbaix and was killed by machine gun fire: death was instantaneous. I saw him distinctly killed.'
Note on file: 'No trace Germany. Cert. by Capt. Mills. 10.10.19.'Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, HORSLEY Roy
Red Cross File No 1370507