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William Fairbairn

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William AWMM
  • Surname
    Fairbairn AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 2/121 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    9 June 1894 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra ChristchurchCanterbury Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Fendalton Road, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    A. Fairbairn, care of Fairbairn, Wright, and Co., Lichfield Street, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 2/121 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 11" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      150 lb AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • William Fairbairn was the son of Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Fairbairn, of 875 Colombo St., Christchurch, New Zealand. Also served at Gallipoli.

    Embarked Wellington, 16 October 1914; disembarked suez, 3 December 1914.
    Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 12 April 1915.
    Admitted to HS 'Maheno', Gallipoli, 30 September 1915; transferred to NZ General Hospital, Cairo, 5 October 1915 (debility and septic sores); to NZ Convalescent Hospital, Saba Pasha, 28 October 1915; discharged to Base, Mustapha, 5 November 1915.
    Rejoined unit, Gallipoli, 28 November 1915.
    Promoted Bombardier, Moascar, 24 January 1916.
    Transferred to 9th Battery, 28 February 1916.
    Appointed Temporary Sergeant, 4 March 1916.
    Promoted 2nd Lieutenant, 1 March 1916.
    Transferred to 13th Battery, 10 March 1916.
    Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, France, 7 April 1916.
    Killed in action, 21 October 1916.

    Parents: Mr & Mrs M.A. Fairbairn, 875 Colombo Street, Christchurch AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    21 October 1916 AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
    SommeNorthern France AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Carnoy Military Cemetery, Somme, France AWMM V. 28. AWMM
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  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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