Private Blair Presumed Dead (11th Battalion)

Private Blair Presumed Dead (11th Battalion)

Postby kerchi » Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:41 am


Mr. R. Blair, Moss Bay Road, Workington ,has received official intimation that no further news having been received relative to his son, Private H. Blair, who has been missing since 1st July, 1916, the Army Council have been regretfully constrained to conclude that he is dead, and that his death took place on the above date. Private H. Blair was an exceptional young man. He was employed at the Moss Bay Works when he volunteered for a local Battalion. He was the son of Mr. Robert Blair, Moss Bay Road, Workington, an active member of the Harrington Presbyterian Church, an ardent Good Templar, taking a keen interest in the Refuge Lodge, Harrington, and in the District Lodge. Much regret is felt at the loss of such a fine character, and deep sympathy is extended to all his relatives in their loss.

Published 1st August 1917, West Cumberland Times
In memory of John Bardgett (15309 L/Cpl.), 11th Border Regiment who died 1st July 1916.

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