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Charles Osborne Fairbairn OBE AFC (1893 - 1959)

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Wg Cdr Charles Osborne Fairbairn OBE AFC
Born in Elsternwick, Victoria, Australiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Parish Church, Sutton, Surrey, Englandmap
Died in Melbourne, Victoria, Australiamap
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Categories: Officers of the Order of the British Empire | 1914-1915 Star | British War Medal | Victory Medal.

Biography

CHARLES OSBORNE FAIRBAIRN

PARENTS. Charles Fairbairn & Elizabeth (Osborne) Fairbairn

BIRTH. 3 May 1893, Elsternwick, Victoria, Australia

BIRTH. VIC BDM Birth Reg: #12449/1893
Family name FAIRBAIRN
Given names Charles Osborne
Event Birth
Father's name Charles
Mother's maiden name Elizabeth (Osborne)
Place of birth ELST

BIRTH NOTICE. FAIRBAIRN.—On the 3rd inst., at Merton, Elsternwick, the wife of Charles Fairbairn—a son.


1897. To ENGLAND. In the POLYNESIEN II

Outwards passenger lists Record Series Number (VPRS): 948: [1]
Name Age Departure Date Destination Ship
FAIRBAIRN, CHAS MR, 50, JAN 1897, MARSEILLES VIA PORTS, POLYNESIEN II
FAIRBAIRN, C H MRS, 33, JAN 1897, MARSEILLES VIA PORTS, POLYNESIEN II
FAIRBAIRN, ---- CHILD WITH, 4, JAN 1897, MARSEILLES VIA PORTS, POLYNESIEN II
FAIRBAIRN, ---- CHILD WITH, 3, JAN 1897, MARSEILLES VIA PORTS, POLYNESIEN II
FAIRBAIRN, ---- NURSE WITH, 19, JAN 1897, MARSEILLES VIA PORTS, POLYNESIEN II

(1897). To ENGLAND. Polynesien, French mail steamship 6000 tons, L. Boulard, for Marseilles. Passengers—saloon:— for Marseilles and London —
Mr. Chas. Fairbairn, Mrs. Fairbairn, children (two), and nurse, . . .


1902. RETURN to AUSTRALIA. On the OLDENBURG

Unassisted passenger lists (1852-1923) Record Series Number (VPRS): 947: [2]
Name Age Ship Arrival Date
FAIRBAIRN, C, 43, OLDENBURG, MAY 1902
FAIRBAIRN, ---- MRS, 35, OLDENBURG, MAY 1902
FAIRBAIRN, ---- MISS, 10, OLDENBURG, MAY 1902
FAIRBAIRN, ---- MASTER, 9, OLDENBURG, MAY 1902
FAIRBAIRN, ---- MASTER, 4, OLDENBURG, MAY 1902
FAIRBAIRN, ---- SERVANT WITH, 32, OLDENBURG, MAY 1902

(Jan 1922). ENGAGEMENT REPORT. A family is not always best pleased when the eldest son announces that he is going to marry a girl at the other end of the world. Mr. Charles Fairbairn is, however, an exception, and both he and his daughter, Mrs. L. Wheatley, were delighted when Major Charles Osborne Fairbairn cabled that he was engaged to Miss Irene Florence Ridley. The pair have known one another for some years, and the Fairbairn family have met the young lady and think her altogether charming. Major Fairbairn served in the Flying Corps during the war and was lucky enough to come out of it with only a wounded arm. His younger brother, Lieut. James Fairbairn, was also wounded in the arm and had the very undesirable experience of spending two years in a German prison. The wedding of Major Charles Fairbairn and Miss Ridley will he celebrated almost immediately, and they will not be touring about the world, but coming straight out here to live at his station hom, "Banongil," Skipton. They expect to arrive about April. It is pleasant to record that the eldest son of this fine and well-known pioneer family is coming to settle down under his own roof-tree. By the way, whilst on the subject of this family, General and Mrs. Wheatley have just returned to town after paying a round of visits in the Western District.


(May 1922). ENGAGEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT. The engagement is announced of Major C. Osborne Fairbairn, AFC., late Loyal North Lancashire Regiment and R.A.F., eldest son of Mr. Charles Fairbairn, and the late Mrs. Fairbairn, of Wooloomanata, Victoria, to Miss Irene Florence Ridley, elder daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Ridley, of Sutton. Surrey.


MARRIAGE. 9 Feb 1922, Parish Church, Sutton, Surrey, England

MARRIAGE. 9 Feb 1922, Irene Florence Ridley, daughter of Bishop Latimer Ridley & Florence Ada (Edwards) Ridley

MARRIAGE. 1922
Name Charles O Fairbairn
Event Type Marriage Registration
Registration Quarter Jan-Feb-Mar
Registration Year 1922
Registration District Epsom
County Surrey
Event Place Epsom, Surrey, England
Spouse Name (available after 1911) Ridley
Volume 2A, Page 41, Line Number 7
Charles O Fairbairn probably married one of the following people
Name Irene F Ridley

Children:

(1) Coralie Fairbairn, b. 23 Jan 1923, d. 15 Jun 1973, m (1). 30 Apr 1949, David Murray Calvert, son of Colin Murray Calvert & Dorothea Elsie (Chubb) Calvert, m (2). aft. Jun 1968, Unknown Cook, son of ??
(2) Charles Ridley Fairbairn, b. 3 Jun 1924, d. 1 Feb 1945
(3) Alethea Fairbairn, b. 27 Mar 1927, d. 11 Sep 2013, m. Sep 1946, Philip Russell, son of Alex Russell & Jess Lucy (Fairbairn) Russell
(4) Patience Fairbairn,

DEATH. 29 Aug 1959, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

DEATH. VIC BDM Death Reg: #11468/1959
Family name FAIRBAIRN
Given names Charles Osborne
Event Death
Father's name FAIRBAIRN Charles
Mother's maiden name Bessie (Osborne)
Place of birth ELSTERNWICK
Place of death MELBOURNE
Age 66

PROBATE.
Charles Osborne FAIRBAIRN
Date of grant: 22 Sep 1960;
Date of death: 29 Aug 1959;
Occupation: Grazier;
Residence: Skipton
File#557/333: VPRS 28/ P4 unit 2113, item 557/333; VPRS 7591/ P3 unit 331, item 557/333

Death of Spouse: 14 Mar 1974, East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

RSL Links

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Wing Commander Charles Osborne Fairbairn Honours and Awards: AWM

Sources

  1. FAIRBAIRN FAMILY in the POLYNESIEN II: Outwards passenger lists Record Series Number (VPRS): 948: https://www.prov.vic.gov.au/explore-collection/explore-topic/passenger-records-and-immigration/outwards-passenger-lists
  2. FAIRBAIRN FAMILY in the OLDENBURG: Unassisted passenger lists (1852-1923) Record Series Number (VPRS): 947: https://www.prov.vic.gov.au/explore-collection/explore-topic/passenger-records-and-immigration/unassisted-passenger-lists
  • Birth: VIC BDM Birth Reg: #12449/1893
  • Death: VIC BDM Death Reg: #11468/1959


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