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  cap badgePrivate David Blair

1st/8th Battalion Royal Scots
Service No: 53087

David Blair grave

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Personal details

Family Information

Son of David and Helen Brown Blair of 7 Monkland Rd, Coatbridge. From the 1901 Census - Address - 354 Dundyvan Road, Coatbridge - David Blair aged 53, Helen Blair aged 26, Margaret Orrock Blair aged 4, David Blair aged 2, Boarder Malcolm Gamble aged 31. David also had a brother William born 1909 and sisters Georgina born 1905 and Elizabeth born 1901.

Born / Resided

Coatbridge / 7 Old Monkland Rd, Coatbridge.

Died

Killed in Action 11/04/1918

Enlisted

Hamilton 03/04/1917

Employed

Labourer.

Age

19 / DOB - /02/1899

Buried / Remembered

Loos Memorial (Panel 10 to 13), Pas de Calais, France.

Cemetery / Memorial Information

The Loos Memorial commemorates over 20,000 officers and men who have no known grave, who fell in the area from the River Lys to the old southern boundary of the First Army, east and west of Grenay, from the first day of the Battle of Loos to the end of the war. On either side of the cemetery is a wall 15 feet high, to which are fixed tablets on which are carved the names of those commemorated. At the back are four small circular courts, open to the sky, in which the lines of tablets are continued, and between these courts are three semicircular walls or apses, two of which carry tablets, while on the centre apse is erected the Cross of Sacrifice.

Additional Information

David was sent to France 13 days before he died. He was Killed in Action and was a victim of the German Spring Offensive. David is listed on the Memorial at the bottom of the 'D PANEL'. Also remembered on the Maxwell Parish Church Roll of Honour (see photos). See photos for David's Medal Index Card, his CWGC Grave Registration, his listing on the Loos Memorial Panel List, his Army Register of Soldiers Effects, his Service Medal and Award Rolls, his name on the Loos Memorial x 2, his Service Records x 10 (see Service Record 8 for mention of David's brother William and his sisters Georgina and Elizabeth), and the Royal Scots Cap Badge.

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