William Edgar Blair
Blair, Private William Edgar no.2145.
45th Battalion 4th Reinforcements.
Hillard Street, Lakemba.
Packer and storeman Born at Liverpool, England.
Married Lilly Stone 1897.
Enlisted at Bathurst 2/3/1916, aged 39.
Church of England.
Next of kin, wife, Lily Blair, Hillard Street, Lakemba.
Embarked from Sydney 22/8/1916 per HMAT A18 Wiltshire.
Casualty list DT 31/3/1917 111.
Returned to Australia 27/9/1917.
Lakemba RSC Roll of Honour.
Australian War Memorial record available at: https://www.awm.gov.au/people/rolls/R2017109/ (accessed 15/07/2016).
The primary source of the information on this page is copied from the prize winning publication Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. This book is the culmination of 12 years (1988-2000) research by a team of volunteers from the Canterbury and District Historical Society led by Dr Lesley Muir. Without this team's effort and dedication and the Society's willingness and support, this information would not be available today.
An uneditable version of the book Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe is in the eBook section of this wiki. In the main section, there is an alphabetical list of the 1,911 individuals recorded in the book - the list is titled Canterbury's Boys List. Each name in the list is linked to an editable biographical file created by copying the biography copied from the book. These editable biographies have been created to provide the space for descendants, historians, researchers, etc to add information, photographs, newspaper articles, memories, etc. they have discovered so it is available for this and future generations.
Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. Edited by Lesley Muir. Campsie, N.S.W. : Canterbury and District Historical Society, 2002