Samuel James Blair
Chief Petty Officer
Died 8/11/1925 aged 67 1925 at Queenscliff
Father Abraham BLAIR
Mother Mary ERSKINE
details courtesy of Geoffrey Bensley
ACCIDENT AT NAVAL DEPOT.
On Wednesday forenoon a painful accident occurred at the Torpedo Depot to Mr. Samuel Blair, engineroorm artificer, aged 50. The injured man was engaged in burnishing a brass plate when some of the mechanism in use collapsed, striking him hard in the face, breaking his spectacles and inflicting numerous cuts. He was taken to Dr Ester's surgery in Douglas Parade, who extracted the broken pieces of glass and sewed up the cuts. After which he was taken to his home off Dover road, near Steredore street. Previously the patient had suffered the loss of one eye through accident. The injured man is a brother of Chief Gunner Blair.
The Williamstown Chronicle, 24 December 1910
FISHERMAN FOUND DEAD.
Samuel James Blair, fisherman, aged 67, was yesterday afternoon found dead in his cottage, Bridge street Queenscliff. The discovery was made by Mr. Blair's son, who called at his father's cottage about 3 o'clock The man was found lying on the floor, near his bed, in his night attire and had apparently been dead for hours. It is believed that Mr. Blair collapsed when going to bed on Saturday night.
The Argus, 9 November 1925
Brother of Gunner John Erskine Blair (Victorian Navy)