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William Davis Blair (1882–1934)

Mr. William Blair, headmaster of the Kingsway Superior School, and a survivor of the Gallipoli landing, died suddenly. He was a native of Scotland, and was a teacher in Natal. He enlisted in Australia at the outbreak of the war. He was wounded and invalided from Anzac. On coming here in 1919 he was immediately appointed headmaster of the Kingsway School.

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Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland


22 December, 1934 (aged ~ 52)
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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