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Robert Edmund Fairbrother

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Robert Edmund AWMM
  • Surname
    Fairbrother AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 6/451 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • Unknown AWMM Timaru, New Zealand AWMM
    • Unknown AWMM Unknown address AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • E. Fairbrother (father), Timaru, New Zealand AWMM
    • E. Fairbrother (father), Timaru, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 6/451 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Military Medal (MM) AWMM
    Operations: For the taking of the Grid Support Trench, north west of Flers, 1st October 1916. After the 2nd Canterbury Battallion had gained their objective in the Grid Support Trench and were consolidating their position, Private Fairbrother stood on the parapet of the trench giving his sholder as a rest for a Lewis Gun. The gunner was subsequently killed. He did this for a considerable time, heedless of danger while a bomb stop was being constructed. Owing to the boldness of these two men a field of fire could be obtained and a large number of the enemy killed than would have been the case had they merely stood in the trench itself. AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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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

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Robert Fairbrother was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Fairbrother, of York St., Timaru, New Zealand. AWMM
    • Robert 'Eddie' Fairbrother represented South Canterbury in Rugby Union from the Zingari Club in 1913. Public - Jeremy - Researcher - 12 September 2017 - Personal rugby research


About death

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  • Death
    16 August 1917 AWMM
    YpresBelgium AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Messines Ridge (New Zealand) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium AWMM

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  • Robert was my great uncle. Brother of my paternal grandfather and the person my father, who was born in 1920, was named after. As it will be the Centenary of Robert's death this month I am writing here to honour his memory and to 'never forget'.
    Public - Jill - Other relative - 3 August 2017



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12 September 2017JeremyTimaru New ZealandResearcher
03 August 2017JillFRINTON-ON-SEAOther relative
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