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George Eric Fairbairn (1888 - 1915)

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George Eric (Eric) Fairbairn
Born in Toorak, Victoria, Australiamap
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Died in Nord, Francemap
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PARENTS. Thomas Fairbairn & Margaret Lena (Simson) Fairbairn

BIRTH. 19 Aug 1888, Carmyle, Toorak, Victoria, Australia

BIRTH. VIC BDM Birth Reg: #31030/1888
Family name FAIRBAIRN
Given names George Eric
Event Birth
Father's name Thomas
Mother's maiden name Margaret Lena (Simson)
Place of birth MALVERN

BIRTH NOTICE. FAIRBAIRN.—On the 19th inst., at Carmyle, Toorak, the wife of T. Fairbairn —a son.

England and Wales Census, 1911:
Name: Thomas Fairbairn
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1911
Event Place: Chelsea, Chelsea Sw, London, England
County: London
Parish: Chelsea
Sub-District: Chelsea South
Registration District: Chelsea
Gender: Male
Age: 50
Marital Status (Original): MARRIED
Occupation: NONE
Birth Year (Estimated): 1861
Birthplace: Edinborough Scotland, Edinburgh
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Line: 1, Page: 1
Thomas Fairbairn Head Male 50 Edinborough Scotland, Edinburgh
Margaret Lena Fairbairn Wife Female 45 London England, London
George Eric Fairbairn Son Male 22 Victoria Australia
Harriet Edith Smith Servant Female 30 London England, London
Edith Elleen Summers Servant Female 30 Norfolk

DEATH. 20 Jun 1915, Nord, France

DEATH NOTICE. FAIRBAIRN. —Killed in action, in France, on June 21, Eric, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Fairbairn, late of Burnside, near Geelong.

OBITUARY. Mr, Eric Fairbairn, who was killed in action in France on June 21, was the son of Mr. Tom Fairbairn, lately residing at Burnside, near Geelong. His mother was a daughter of Mr. Colin Simson, of Carmyle, Toorak. Mr. Eric Fairbairn was educated at Geelong and at Jesus College, Cambridge. He rowed in the Oxford and Cambridge boat race three times, and also rowed with a Jesus, College crew against the Belgian eight, who had won the Grand Challenge at Henley. The race caused great excitement, and was won by the English crew. He also rowed in several German regattas in happier times. He was only 27 years of age. The news was received by cable message by his relatives. He is a nephew of Mr. George Fairbairn.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
Died 20/06/1915
Aged 26
10th Bn.
Durham Light Infantry
Son of Tom and Lena Fairbaim, of 9, Wilton St., Westminster, London. Native of Victoria, Australia.
Location: Nord, France
Cemetery/memorial reference: I. C. 135.


  • Birth: VIC BDM Birth Reg: #31030/1888

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