|Place of birth||Belfast, Co Antrim, Ireland|
|Address||'Goodhurst' via Dalyston, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||19|
|Next of kin||Father, William Blair, 40 Nelson Street, Belfast, Ireland|
|Previous military service||Nil (lived in exempt area under Compulsory Military Training scheme)|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||Machine Gun Company 10, Reinforcement 2|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||24/15/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Orontes on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||5th Machine Gun Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Western Front
Embarked Melbourne, 16 August 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 2 October 1916; marched into Australian Details, No 3 Camp, Parkhouse, from hospital, 25 November 1916.
Transferred to 5th Division Machine Gun Company, 13 February 1917.
Proceeded overseas to France, 7 September 1917.
Admitted to 3rd Australian Division Rest Station, 19 February 1918 (bronchitis); discharged to duty, and rejoined unit, 27 February 1917.
Admitted to 14th Australian Field Ambulance, 4 May 1918 (bronchitis), and transferred same day to 4th Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train No 28, 6 May 1918, and admitted to 16th General Hospital, Rouen; to England, 11 May 1918, and admitted to Reading War Hospital, 12 May 1918. Transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 4 July 1918; discharged to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 10 July 1918. Marched out to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 10 August 1918; marched out to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 31 August 1918. Marched into Machine Gun Training Depot, Parkhouse, 13 September 1918.
Proceeded overseas to France, 2 October 1918; rejoined unit, in the field, 9 October 1918.
Marched out to England for return to Australia, 12 May 1919.
Commenced return to Australia from London on board HT 'Takada', 18 July 1919; admitted tio ship's hospital, 7 August 1919 (bronchitis); discharged from hospital, 20 August 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 7 September 1919; discharged, 27 December 1919.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Date of death|
|Place of burial||Williamstown Cemetery|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BLAIR James Alexander|