John Pirie Mair

M, #4423, b. 12 June 1915, d. 27 September 1943
     John Pirie Mair was born on 12 June 1915 at 484 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.1,2,3 He was the son of David Mair and Catharine Pirie. His family was known by the tee-name of "Saucy". John Pirie Mair was a merchant seaman. John died on 27 September 1943 at Blyth, Northumberland, England, at age 28.4,5,3 He was buried after 27 September 1943 at Hillhead Cemetery, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.4,5


  1. [S7723] John Pirie Mair, Register of Births in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "John Pirie Mair, 1915, June Twelfth 4h 30m A.M. at 484 Portknockie, Seafield (Rathven), Male. Father: David Mair, Fisherman. Mother: Catherine Mair M. S. Pirie, married 1912 September 13th in Seafield. Informant: Catherine Mair, Mother. Registered: 1915, July 2nd at Seafield Manse, James McIntyre, Registrar."
  2. [S7327] John Pirie Mair, ScotlandsPeople search, Statutory Register of Births, Registration District of Seafield, Surname: Mair. Forename: John Pirie. Gender: Male. Year: 1915. Ref: 167/ 43. Registration District Name: Seafield.
  3. [S772] Robert Mair, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Robert Mair of Durham, England.
  4. [S7331] Elsie Ann Mair, Alexander Mair, Catherine Mair, Ian Mair, David Mair and James Pirie Mair John Pirie Mair, Monumental inscription, "Erected by DAVID and CATHERINE MAIR in memory of their son JOHN PIRIE MAIR, M.N. who was accidentally drowned at Blyth 27th Sept. 1943. Also ELSIE ANN and ALEXANDER who died in infancy. Also the above CATHERINE MAIR who died 18th July 1961. Also their grandson IAN MAIR who died 5th Dec. 1961. And the above DAVID MAIR who died 6th April 1971. Also their youngest son JAMES PIRIE MAIR who died at Torquay 11th Nov. 1988. MAIR."
  5. [S3473] John Pirie Mair, Gravestone inscription data, "NM123053, John Pirie Mair, ? to 27 SEP 1943. Occupation : Merchant Seaman. Headstone Ref : H194. Date of Death : 27 SEP 1943. Place of Death : Blyth."