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Blair, George Young (1894-1914)

Sherborne School, UK, Book of Remembrance for former pupils who died in the First World War, 1914-1918.

 

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Credit: Sherborne School Archives, Abbey Road, Sherborne, Dorset, UK, DT9 3AP.

 

Details: George Young Blair, born 14 July 1894, son of Percy Alexander Field Blair (formerly Percy Alexander Field Sadler) and Mary Young Blair of Linden Grove, Hutton Rudby, Yorkshire.

 

Attended Sherborne Preparatory School.

 

Attended Sherborne School (Abbey House) September 1908-July 1913; Prefect; Head of House; 1st XV rugby football team 1911, 1912, 1913 (captain); represented the School in Public School Boxing at Aldershot in 1912; Corporal in the OTC.

 

Attended Pembroke College, Cambridge.

 

WW1, 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Field Artillery, 10th Division. Obtained commission in October 1914. Died 24 July 1915 having been shot through the head in Flanders and never regained consciousness.

 

Commemorated at:

Pont-de-Nieppe Communal Cemetery, I.A.13 www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/189796/BLAIR,%20GEORG...

 

Hutton Rudby war memorial and in Hutton Rudby parish church www.ww1-yorkshires.org.uk/html-files/hutton-rudby-church.htm.

 

Sherborne Preparatory School roll of honour www.flickr.com/photos/sherborneschoolarchives/28163613991...

 

Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance; Abbey House roll of honour. Mrs Blair donated £10 toward the Sherborne School War Memorial in memory of 2nd Lt. G.Y. Blair.

 

His Major wrote: 'He was liked by everyone, and the whole Brigade deeply lament his death; he was always bright, always willing; he did his duty willingly and fearlessly. It was really that, I think, that brought his death.'

 

For further information visit North East War Memorials Project (NEWMP) website: www.newmp.org.uk/article.php?categoryid=99&articleid=...

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