Depot, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
08/04/1915 (Died of Illness)
Robert Blair was a native of Castlecaulfield. He had served for some years overseas in Egypt. He had been employed in Orritor quarry where he lost an eye in an accident with a traction engine. Robert Blair married Sarah Jane Kempton on the 14th April 1914. They had one child. At the beginning of the war, he was still an army reservist with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. He was called up but owing to the defect in his sight he was not sent to the Western Front but was instead employed as a cook in the depot in Omagh. Robert became ill suffering from a severe cold and developed influenza and cardiac trouble. Private Robert Blair died of illness at home on 8th April 1915.