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Regimental number7013
Place of birthAyr Scotland
OccupationHorse driver
AddressRoyal Alfred Hotel, Commonwealth Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinFather, H. Mair, West Colliery Farm, Fenwick, Scotland
Enlistment date1 November 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 23rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 9 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAnzac Provost Corps
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'Work near Hebescourt on 18 September 1918.'
Recommendation date: 2 October 1918

FateReturned to Australia 8 August 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance

Military Medal

'On the 18th September, 1918, east of HESBECOURT, Private MAIR, who is No. 1on the Lewis Gun, when his Company was held up by nests of machine guns immediately went forward with his No. 2 on the gun, engaged and silenced the enemy and enabled the Company to gain its objective, and reduced casualties considerably. The high courage and marked determination displayed by Private MAIR set a splendid example to his comrades.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Date of death12 September 1970

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