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Timothy Clayton Blair

Timothy Clayton Blair

Male 1908 - 1942  (33 years)

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  • Name Timothy Clayton Blair 
    Born 23 Dec 1908  Pakenham Township, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 24 Jul 1942  Holland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Amsterdam De Nieuwe Ooster, Amsterdam, Amsterdam Municipality, Noord-Holland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I17800  Family Tree
    Last Modified 5 Dec 2015 

    Father Timothy Sidney Blair,   b. 22 Feb 1873, Ramsay Township, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1928  (Age 54 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Leitch Lindsay,   b. 1874, Pakenham Township, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1942  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 16 Sep 1913  Pakenham, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F4282  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Dec 1908 - Pakenham Township, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Jul 1942 - Holland, Netherlands Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Amsterdam De Nieuwe Ooster, Amsterdam, Amsterdam Municipality, Noord-Holland, Netherlands Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Timothy Blair
    Timothy Blair
    Family of Timothy Sidney Blair
    Family of Timothy Sidney Blair
    Back row L-R: Lindsay, Gilbert, Sandy and Clayton Blair. Front row from L-R: Alice and Elizabeth Blair (mother)
    Record: Biography
    Record: Biography
    Gilbert & Clayton Blair
    Gilbert & Clayton Blair
    Two brothers both KIA in WWII

    Documents
    Record: Military
    Record: Military
    RCAF Attestation Paper
    Page 1
    Record: Military
    Record: Military
    RCAF Attestation Paper
    Page 2
    Record: Military
    Record: Military
    RCAF Attestation Paper
    Page 3
    Record: Military
    Record: Military
    RCAF Attestation Paper
    Page 4

    Headstones
    Timothy Blair
    Timothy Blair
    R.75117 Flight Seargent
    T.C. Blair
    Air Gunner
    Royal Canadian Air Force
    24th July 1942 Age 33

    Census
    1911 Canada Census
    1911 Canada Census
    Humboldt, Saskatchewan
    1916 Canada Census
    1916 Canada Census
    Humboldt, Saskatchewan
    1921 Canada Census
    1921 Canada Census
    Humboldt, Saskatchewan

  • Notes 
    • Casualty of WWII,Timothy served with 207 (R.A.F.) Sqdn Royal Canadian Air Force-Service No:R/75117.

      Aged 33, he was an Air Gunner on Lancaster R5632 of 207 Squadron, which crashed in the sea off the coast of Holland on 24th July 1942. The crew had taken off from R.A.F Bottesford on the Lincolnshire-Leicestershire border at 0048 Hrs to bomb Duisburg. The other crew were:
      Flight Sergeant William George Hawes RAAF,
      Sergeant Percival James Hooper RNZAF,
      Sergeant Harold Frank Clarke,
      Flight Sergeant Eric Cartwright
      Flight Sergeant John Charles Chiasson RCAF
      Sergeant William Robert Smith

      Timothy was the only crew member to be recovered from the sea. The rest of the airmen are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial in Surrey, United Kingdom.

      Before enlisting in the war he had studied agricultural engineering at the University of Saskatchewan, owned and ran Lanigan Hardware, plus a period of serving as a local councillor

      Flight Sergeant Blair's grave rests next to a Lancaster crew of 106 Squadron lost on 20th December 1942.Entering the main cemetery entrance from Kruislaan will be found, in the north-eastern part of the cemetery, the plot containing 259 graves of servicemen from various countries around the world.


      His brother, Major Gilbert Thompson Blair was killed whilst fighting with the Loyal Edmonton Regiment and he is buried in the Coriano Ridge War Cemetery, Italy.

      They were sons of Timothy Sidney and Elizabeth Lindsay Blair of Drake, Sakatchewan in Canada.