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Blair, T., L/Cpl., D.C.M., 1918

Photo: James Pasby

In Chapelle British Cemetery, Holnon, Aisne, France, is the Commonwealth War Grave of 43103 Lance Corporal Thomas Blair, D.C.M., serving with the 2nd Battalion Durham Light Infantry who died 01/09/1918.

Husband of Mrs. S. E. Blair, of 35, Weardale St., Mount Pleasant, Spennymoor, Co. Durham.

In Spennymoor (Tudhoe) Cemetery is a family headstone which reads:-

In loving memory of Sarah Ellen
dearly beloved wife of the late
L/Cpl. T. Blair D.C.M., 1914-18
died November 7th 1945
Also Sub.Lieut. James Taylorson
Killed in his country's service
dearly beloved grandson of the above.

DLI Book gives 18th September 1918 as deathdate.

See James Taylorson

Thomas Blair is remembered at Spennymoor on S131.02, S131.07 and S131.11

He is also remembered in The DLI Book of Remembrance page 253

The CWGC entry for Lance Corporal Blair

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