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BLAIR Duncan Barry
South Africa 1899-1902
7/309, Lieutenant Colonel, 3rd Battalion, Auckland Regiment

CITATION
Distinguished Service Order
Gazetted 26 November 1917, p12316
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during an attack.  He repeatedly went through an enemy barrage and encouraging his men, and directing the consolidation of the captured position.  His courage and coolness did much to inspire all ranks and the success of the operations was largely due to his personal efforts

Military Cross
Gazetted 14 January 1916, p591
Hill 60 21 August 1915.  For work in the attack on Kaiajik Aghala on the  21st

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 28 January 1916, p1210
In connection with the operations described in General Ian Hamilton's despatch of 11 December 1915

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 4 January 1917, p261
During the operations round Flers from the 16th to 28th September, this officer commanded his company with great coolness and judgement, and by his enthusiasm and gallantry got the very best out of his officers and men

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 28 December 1917, p13575
Mentioned in Field Marshall D. Haig's despatch of 7 November 1917 for distinguished and gallant service and devotion to duty during the period 26th February to midnight September 20-21st 1917.

AWARDS
Distinguished Service Order
Military Cross
Queen’s South Africa Medal
       Johannesburg, Orange Free State, Diamond Hill, Transvaal, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902
1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Mention in Despatches (3)
Coronation Medal 1902
New Zealand Long and Efficient Service Medal

NOTES
Born 29 June 1873, Wanganui, New Zealand
Died