Malcolm George Mair, 18941917 (aged 23 years)

Name
Malcolm George /Mair/
Given names
Malcolm George
Surname
Mair
Birth 1894 41 37
Death of a maternal grandfatherJohn Jenkins
October 16, 1899 (aged 5 years)
Death of a fatherGeorge Mair
November 17, 1907 (aged 13 years)
Military
Australian Imperial Force
between 1916 and 1917 (aged 23 years)

Note: Malcolm enlisted into the 4th Reinforcements, 14th Machine Gun Company at the Royal Agricultural Showgrounds, Gundagai on the 24th of February, 1916. He had been working as a bank clerk at Grenfell, NSW. He had been a member of the Goulburn Militia for the past year. He left to France from England on the 24th of April, 1917. He was killed in action in France on the 14th of May, 1917
Death April 14, 1917 (aged 23 years)
Cause of death: Killed in action
Note: Private Malcolm George Mair has been killed in act…

Private Malcolm George Mair has been killed in action in France. Previous to enlisting he was a clerk in the Commercial Bank at Grenfell.

Albury Banner and Wodonga Express (NSW : 1881 - 1938) Friday 8 June 1917 p 2 Article

Private M. G. Mair.

Constable R. Mair, of Jindabyne, (well-known in this and Yalgogrin district), received word on Saturday last that his brother, Private Malcolm George Mair, had been killed in action in France.

Previous to enlisting he was a clerk in the Commercial Bank at Grenfell. He was barely 19 when he enlisted two years ago in the Machine Gun Section. His parents were well-known residents of Gundagai, and his grandfather was the first Mayor of Wagga.

He leaves an aged mother, two sisters and two brothers to mourn their sad loss.

Cootamundra Herald (NSW : 1877 - 1954) Tuesday 5 June 1917 p 2 Article

On the Great War Memorial on Tuesday, Cr. J. F. McLaughlin placed a wreath, bearing the following inscription: "In loving memory of my son, Malcolm George Mair, killed in action, France, May 14th, 1917."

The wreath was sent by the soldier's mother who now resides at West Wyalong, and this floral token has arrived every year for the past 17 years. Mrs. Mair is now over 80 years of age, and was a daughter of the late John Jenkins, owner of the vast Nangus Estate.

Her husband, the late George Mair, was the first Mayor of Gundagai; and her son was a native of Gundagai, but at the time of his enlistment he was in the Commercial Bank at Grenfell.

The wreath that was sent was the work of a florist's art. It was carried out in a autumn shades, from the very fairest cream to the deepest orange.

The Gundagai Independent (NSW : 1928 - 1939) Thursday 16 May 1935 p 3 Article

Burial April 1917 (aged 23 years)
Family with parents
father
18521907
Birth: November 22, 1852
Death: November 17, 1907Gundagai, New South Wales, Australia
mother
18561943
Birth: July 6, 1856 40 34Nangus, New South Wales, Australia
Death: April 19, 1943Marrickville, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: January 15, 1879Gundagai, New South Wales, Australia
9 months
elder brother
18791953
Birth: October 19, 1879 26 23Narrandera, New South Wales, Australia
Death: March 1, 1953Royal North Shore Hospital, North Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
elder sister
18821968
Birth: August 5, 1882 29 26Narrandera, New South Wales, Australia
Death: February 23, 1968Queanbeyan Hospital, late of Hilltop, New South Wales, Australia
sister
elder brother
18841886
Birth: February 26, 1884 31 27Gundagai, New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 16, 1886
19 months
elder brother
18851976
Birth: September 15, 1885 32 29Gundagai, New South Wales, Australia
Death: January 4, 1976Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
brother
elder sister
18871917
Birth: 1887 34 30Gundagai, New South Wales, Australia
Death: November 11, 1917St Vincents Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
8 years
himself
18941917
Birth: 1894 41 37Gundagai, New South Wales, Australia
Death: April 14, 1917France
Military

Malcolm enlisted into the 4th Reinforcements, 14th Machine Gun Company at the Royal Agricultural Showgrounds, Gundagai on the 24th of February, 1916. He had been working as a bank clerk at Grenfell, NSW. He had been a member of the Goulburn Militia for the past year. He left to France from England on the 24th of April, 1917. He was killed in action in France on the 14th of May, 1917

Death

Private Malcolm George Mair has been killed in action in France. Previous to enlisting he was a clerk in the Commercial Bank at Grenfell.

Albury Banner and Wodonga Express (NSW : 1881 - 1938) Friday 8 June 1917 p 2 Article

Private M. G. Mair.

Constable R. Mair, of Jindabyne, (well-known in this and Yalgogrin district), received word on Saturday last that his brother, Private Malcolm George Mair, had been killed in action in France.

Previous to enlisting he was a clerk in the Commercial Bank at Grenfell. He was barely 19 when he enlisted two years ago in the Machine Gun Section. His parents were well-known residents of Gundagai, and his grandfather was the first Mayor of Wagga.

He leaves an aged mother, two sisters and two brothers to mourn their sad loss.

Cootamundra Herald (NSW : 1877 - 1954) Tuesday 5 June 1917 p 2 Article

On the Great War Memorial on Tuesday, Cr. J. F. McLaughlin placed a wreath, bearing the following inscription: "In loving memory of my son, Malcolm George Mair, killed in action, France, May 14th, 1917."

The wreath was sent by the soldier's mother who now resides at West Wyalong, and this floral token has arrived every year for the past 17 years. Mrs. Mair is now over 80 years of age, and was a daughter of the late John Jenkins, owner of the vast Nangus Estate.

Her husband, the late George Mair, was the first Mayor of Gundagai; and her son was a native of Gundagai, but at the time of his enlistment he was in the Commercial Bank at Grenfell.

The wreath that was sent was the work of a florist's art. It was carried out in a autumn shades, from the very fairest cream to the deepest orange.

The Gundagai Independent (NSW : 1928 - 1939) Thursday 16 May 1935 p 3 Article