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Number: Lance corporal 756

Battalion: 8th Battalion

Place of Birth: Mirboo North

Next of Kin: His brother,
Arthur Bair of the Otago Hotel Leongatha

Date and place of enlistment: Broadmeadows 2/9/1914

Physical details on enlistment: Age 26 years 8 months 5'8",
155 pounds, grey eyes and light brown hair

Religion: Presbyterian

Occupation: Horse breaker

Date and place of death: Horace was so badly affected
by the war that he was sent home in September 1917.
He died in 1926 aged 38.

Location of grave or memorial: Horace has his name on the White Marble Honour Roll in the Leongatha Memorial Hall. He is buried in the Leongatha Cemetery

Relationship to Woorayl Shire: A member of the Bair family of Leongatha

Military History:

19/10/14 He embarked Melbourne on HMAT Benalla
25/4/1915 He was at the Gallipoli landing with the 8th Battalion
17/7/1915 He was admitted to hospital with influenza.
21/7/1915 He returned to Anzac but he was ill again and went to Lemnos.
5/9/1915 He becomes a Lance Corporal
23/10/15 He was sick in hospital
3/11/1915 He was moved to Mudros then left Mudros and went to England on the Aquitana
5/12/15 He was admitted to the South General Hospital Egbaston Birmingham with jaundice and nervous breakdown
10/12/15 He was discharged
From January 1916 he continued to be ill in England
17/5/16. Horace went to France where he got mumps and was admitted to hospital.
From February 1917 he was in and out of hospital
He was admitted to Larkhill Hospital
Finally in September 1917 Horace is sent home a victim of DAH a serious heart problem.
He was granted a pension for his disability of 20/- a fortnight, his wife received 10/-. He was in Leongatha and she Warrandyte


BAIR, Horace

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