General Joseph Croswell
South Yarra, Melbourne, Australia
Malvern, Victoria, Australia


From The Age (Melbourne), 24 September 1946


Death of Mr Joseph C. Blair – Executive and sportsman

Mr Joseph C. Blair, for 41 years a member of the staff of the Vacuum Oil Company – and for 7 years up to May last the deputy chairman of the company in Melbourne – died yesterday at his home at Glenferrie Road, Malvern. He was 66 years old. His retirement from the position of deputy chairman of the Vacuum Oil Company took place last May.

Keenly interested in sport, he was a prominent athlete as a youth. In tennis he won the Victorian mixed doubles championship. He was captain of his college football club, and a member of the South Melbourne League team. In later life he became a bowls champion and a captain of a number of inter-state teams.

Mr Blair was a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries, a justice of the peace, a member of the C.T.A. Athenaeum, Rotary and Constitutional clubs. He leaves a widow [née Mabel Scott] and one son, Mr Sydenham Scott Blair, who is a member of the Melbourne Cricket Club district side.


Archive statistics 1900 - 1920

Tournament wins 1903 - South Australian Championships ()

Tournaments Geelong Easter Tournament - 1920 Geelong Easter Tournament - 1919 Metropolitan Cricket (MCC ) Autumn Tournament - 1914 Queensland Championships - 1913 Victorian Championships - 1912 Metropolitan Grass Court Championships of Sydney - 1912 Victorian Championships - 1910 Auckland - 1910 New Zealand Championships - 1909 Victorian Championships - 1906 Victorian Championships - 1904 Geelong Easter Tournament - 1904 South Australian Championships - 1903 Victorian Championships - 1903 Victorian Championships - 1902 Geelong Easter Tournament - 1902 Victorian Championships - 1901 Geelong Easter Tournament - 1901 Victorian Championships - 1900

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