Name :- Black, Blair Shaw Robertson
Nationality :- UK
Age :- 26
Rank :- Captain
Number :- 156585
Service :- Army
Regiment / ship :- 6th Bn., Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Date of death :- 15th September 1944
Cemetery / Memorial :- Coriano Ridge War Cemetery
Area of cemetery / memorial :- VIII.C.1
Family information :- Son of Robert Robertson Black and Elsie G. Black; husband of Daphne Margaret Lumgair Black of Edinburgh. Born cir. 1918
Extra information :- At the time of his death, his home was in Hawick, in the Scottish borders where his wife was from. At the start of the war he joined the London Rifle Brigade. After being commissioned in the Black Watch. He was wounded, and on recovering, was attached to the Hampshire Regiment.
From England, Andrews Newspaper Index Cards 1790 – 1976 (Ancestry.com) …
“Black – Killed in action in Italy, in Sept., 1944, Captain Blair Shaw Robertson Black, The Black Watch (R.H.R) attached The Hampshire Regiment, darling husband of Daphne Black, Rosalee, Hawick, Roxburghshire, the younger son of the late (something – written over) R.R. Black, and Mrs Black, Coral Bank, Blairgowrie, Perthshire.