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Blair William, 18115, Pte H.L.I. information requested


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Looking for any information on Blair William, 18115, Pte H.L.I. killed in action in France on 27th March, 1918.



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Name: William Blair

Birth Place: Ballywalter, CO. Antrim

Residence: Clydebank, Dumbartonshire

Death Date: 25 Sep 1915

Rank: Private

Regiment: Highland Light Infantry

Battalion: 12th (Service) Battn.

Number: 18115

Type of Casualty: Killed in action

Theater of War: Aldershot


Initials: W

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Private

Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry

Unit Text: 12th Bn.

Date of Death: 25/09/1915

Service No: 18115

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 108 to 112.


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Killed on the first day of the Battle of Loos,25 SEPT 1915,and remembered on the Loos Memorial because he has no known grave.

The Blair killed in action on 27.3.1918 was 1091 Rifleman W Blair of the Royal Irish Rifles.

The Medal Index Card says his Victory Medal was returned to the Army,yet it was sent with another,the British War Medal,which seemingly was kept. The MIC also says that he landed in France (his first war theatre landing) on 11 Jul 1915.

His battalion was part of 28 Brigade of 9 Division,which as an entity first landed in France in May 1915,so he was a late joiner in July 1915.


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To all who replied,

Many thanks for above. I was working from information I had been given which was obviously incorrect.

Many thanks,


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