Name :-   Black, Blair Shaw Robertson

Nationality :-   UK

Age :-   26

Rank :-   Captain

Number :-  156585

Medal :-

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.