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:
Second Lieutenant FAIRBAIRN, GEORGE ERIC
Durham Light Infantry
Son of Tom and Lena Fairbaim, of 9, Wilton St., Westminster, London. Native of Victoria, Australia.
Buried at BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, NORD
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Eric by comparing test results with other carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA.
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