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The Military Record of Andrew Dougall Blair is at the United Kingdom National Archives. Reference ADM 240/38/782.
It is subject to UK Crown Copyright, which allows for a transcription only to be made available here.
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Transcript by Stephanie Smith of Tauranga City Libraries' Research Collections.

Note that record had not been recorded chronologically, a chronologically arranged version appears below the transcript.

  • / = end of line
  • C. in C. = Commander in Chief
  • RNB:Po = Royal Naval Base, Portsmouth
  • Holyhead is a port in Anglesey, Wales
  • PNTO = Principal Naval Transport Officer
  • Oreston is a suburb of Plymouth
  • Commn = commission
  • Ty = Temporary
  • ___ = Indecipherable
  • Cork Hill is a street in Youghal, a town in Co. Cork, Ireland.



    Lieutenant /
    Temp. /
    10.12.14 /
    Demobilised 11.6.1920 /
    (26.11.20) /

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    "Defiance" addl. for Modified Sweep Course, 14.12.14 31.12.14 /
    Trawler "Urania" in Comd. & to act as leader of Unit 65 at Pembroke Dock 31.12.14. /
    March 1915. Grounding of trawler "Urania". Warned by C.inC.to be more careful. WL /
    3981/15
    Trawler Grand Duke was Leader Unit 114 .11.15 (by VA Old Milford) /
    Carried out charge of naval operations for protection of Arklow during /
    Irish Rebellion with marked ability & promptitude: "I have a very high /
    opinion of this Officer" Vice-Admiral Old Milford 30/4/16 MO4130 /
    "Sabrina II" addl. for cd. of Special Service Vessel (Helgoland) /
    from date of joining 6.16 = 24/7/16 ___[?] Vivid for (G) Course prior to taking up appointment /
    in Spl Service Brigantine ready about 10/8/16 = Action between "Helgoland" & 3 Submarines on 7 Sept /
    16: "Appreciation of endeavours made to sink these submarines expressed MO8193 of 24/9/16. /
    1076 _____ to await appointment 18/10/16 Colleen for Command of Armed Trawler /
    in Area XXI = 20.11.16 tried by Ct Martial for hazarding Trawler "Freesia" - Proved - Sentenced /
    to be reprimanded N42/4448/16 = 12.12.16 "Halcyon" addl. for duty ashore at Naval Base Lowestoft = /
    ℅ Imperial Merchant Service Guild, Dock House, Billiter Avenue, E.C. /
    (1.8.17.) /
    DR [DN?] relief Victory for RNB:Po for disposal. 13/8/17. Vanessa II addl for Holyhd Naval Base (tempy) /
    8/17 Sat. Av. No. very slow, wants initiation [?] ____ 19.11.17 Victory for disposal = 12.1.18 /
    Vanessa II for Naval Base Holyhead = 22.4.18 President [?] for staff of P.N.T.O. France for duty at Calais /
    as Spl Grade [?] Transport Officer = G 8 (Wife) Mrs Blair "Woburn House" Oreston /

    Maurice Scully Plymouth. /
    Sub-Lieut. /
    Temp. /
    10.12.14 /
    Ty SubLieut /
    27.4.17 /
    "Defiance" addl. for Modified Sweep Course, 14.12.14 - 12.14 /
    Trawler "Pearl" in Cd. as Sub-divisional leader. 12.14 - /
    Received expression of T.L. satisfaction at bravery displayed in recovery /
    & dismantling German mine. M.O2291/15. /
    28.6.15 reported to be suffering from acute alcoholism; discharged /
    from the R.N.R. for misconduct N t 8286 of 10/7/15. Commn to be /
    returned. Commn returned Sept 15 /
    Sunhill. = 21.5.17 Commn cancelled. Recd & destroyed. /
    Cork Hill, Youghal /

    Chronological Version of Record

    1914

    December 10 Lieutenant (temp). Elsewhere recorded as Sub-Lieut (temp)
    December 14 - 31 "Defiance" addl. for Modified Sweep Course
    December 31 Trawler "Urania" in Comd. & to act as leader of Unit 65 (or G5?) at Pembroke Dock
    December 2014 - Trawler "Pearl" in Cd. as Sub-divisional leader.

    1915

    * March. Grounding of trawler "Urania". Warned by C.inC.to be more careful.
    * June 28. Reported to be suffering from acute alcoholism; discharged from the R.N.R. for misconduct N t 8286 of 10/7/15. Commn to be returned.
    * Commn returned Sept 15
    * November. Trawler Grand Duke was Leader Unit 114 (by VA Old Milford)

    1916

    * April 30 Carried out charge of naval operations for protection of Arklow during Irish Rebellion with marked ability & promptitude: "I have a very high opinion of this Officer" Vice-Admiral Old Milford 30/4/16
    * June ? to July 24 "Sabrina II" addl. for cd. of Special Service Vessel (Helgoland) Vivid for (G) Course prior to taking up appointment in Spl Service Brigantine ready about 10/8/16
    * September 7. Action between "Helgoland" & 3 Submarines
    * September 24 "Appreciation of endeavours made to sink these submarines expressed"
    * Lily ... (?) addl to await appointment
    * October 18 Colleen for Command of Armed Trawler in Area XXI (Received expression of T.L. satisfaction at bravery displayed in recovery & dismantling German mine - undated but in same handwriting. M.02292/15)
    * November 20. Tried by Ct Martial for hazarding Trawler "Freesia" - Proved - Sentenced. To be reprimanded.
    * December 12. "Halcyon" addl. for duty ashore at Naval Base Lowestoft = ℅ Imperial Merchant Service Guild, Dock House, Billiter Avenue, E.C.

    1917

    * April 27 - Ty Sub Lieut. Sunhill.
    * May 21. Commn cancelled. Recd & destroyed.
    * August 1. DR [DN?] relief Victory for RNB:Po for disposal.
    * August 13. Vanessa II addl for Holyhd Naval Base (tempy).
    * August. Av. No. very slow, wants initiation [?] ____

    * November 19. Victory for disposal

    1918

    * January 12. Vanessa II for Naval Base Holyhead.
    * April 22. President [?] for staff of P.N.T.O. France for duty at Calais as Spl Grade [?] Transport Officer.
    * G 8 (Wife) Mrs Blair "Woburn House" Oreston Maurice Scully Plymouth.




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