|Place of birth||Newstead, Victoria|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Age at embarkation||27|
|Next of kin||Father, William Daniel Blair, Lyons Street, Newstead, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Served for 2 years in 8th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces; left the district.|
|Place of enlistment||Hamilton, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||16th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/33/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||16th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Admitted to 16th Casualty Clearing Station, 29 August 1915 (enteritis); transferred to St John's Hospital, Malta, 4 September 1915 (diarrhoea); to England, 9 September 1915, and admitted to King George Hospital, Stamford Street, London SE, 16 September 1915 (severe).
Transferred to Command Depot, Perham Downs, from Montevideo Camp, Weymouth, 28 June 1916.
Proceeded overseas to France, and marched in to 4th Australian Division Base Depot, Etaples, 29 July 1916; rejoined 16th Bn, in the field, 19 August 1916.
Reported 'Missing in Action', 11 April 1917; subsequently reported captured at Reincourt, and interned at Limburg, Germany.
Arrived in England, 18 December 1918.
Found guilty, 9 April 1919, of being absent without leave, 10 am, 9 March, to 2 pm, 8 April 1919: forfeited 28 days' pay; total forfeiture: 29 days' pay.
Commenced return to Australia on board HS 'China', 1 May 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 8 June 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), 22 June 1919.
Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory MedalDeath attributed to war service.
|Date of death|
|Age at death||54|
|Place of burial||Muckleford Cemetery, Victoria|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BLAIR Reginald|