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George Anthony Fairbairn (1914 - 1986)

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George Anthony (Tony) Fairbairn
Born in Manningham, Toorak, Victoria, Australiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married (to before ) in Holy Trinity Church, Kew, Victoria, Australiamap
[children unknown]
Died in Mornington, Victoria, Australiamap
Profile last modified | Created 29 Dec 2016
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PARENTS. Clive Prell Fairbairn & Marjorie Rose (Jowett) Fairbairn

BIRTH. 6 Mar 1914, Manningham, Toorak, Victoria, Australia

BIRTH. VIC BDM Birth Reg: #161/1914
Family name FAIRBAIRN
Given names Geo Anthony
Event Birth
Father's name Clive Prell
Mother's maiden name Marj Rose (Jowett)
Place of birth ARMADALE

BIRTH NOTICE. FAIRBAIRN.—On the 6th March, at Manningham, Toorak, the wife of Clive Prell Fairbairn, Calimo, Deniliquin—a son.

(May 1937). ENGAGEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT. Patricia, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Howard Carnegie, of Kinnaird, Kew, to George Anthony, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Clive Fairbairn, of Woomargama, Albury.

MARRIAGE (1). 27 Oct 1937, Holy Trinity Church, Kew, Victoria, Australia

MARRIAGE (1). 27 Oct 1937, Patricia Carnegie, daughter of Walter Howard Carnegie & Ada (Edgerton) Carnegie

MARRIAGE (1). VIC BDM Marriage Reg: #13233/1937
Family name FAIRBAIRN
Given names Geo Anthony
Event Marriage
Spouse's family name CARNEGIE
Spouse's given name Patricia

WEDDING (1) REPORT. MRS. GEORGE ANTHONY FAIRBAIRN (Miss Patricia Carnegie) chose an all-white scheme for her Wedding in Holy Trinity Church, Kew (V.). IT was in radiant sunshine that Patricia, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Howard Carnegie, of Kinnaird, Melbourne, entered Holy Trinity Church, Kew (V.), for her marriage on October 27 to Mr. George Anthony Fairbairn, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Clive Fairbairn, of Woomargama, Albury (N.S.W.). Crowds assembled to await the arrival of the fair-haired bride and her eight bridesmaids, and as she entered the flower-decked church she looked like a vision of spring in her porcelain white satin robe with a tulle veil drifting down from a Russian diadem.

THE exquisite satin had been woven for the Paris Exposition and was "made-up" in Melbourne—the embroidery on the Court train being of incredible loveliness. Each tiny pearl in the wide border had been stitched on by hand, and on this border of pearl-strewn satin were applique flowers and leaves in dim-surfaced silk; each flower having a "centre" of larger pearls simulating the "heart" of a rose. The bride's only ornament was a magnificent diamond pendant brooch—which was an heirloom in the bridegroom's family. Her bridal crown was of diamente and orange buds, while in place of a formal bouquet she carried three giant white orchids with golden centres.

THE bridesmaids — Misses Elizabeth Darling, Mora Balmain, Janet Moran, Margaret Raws, Joan Watt, Shirley Tolhurst, Judith Lawry, and Rosemary Lyon — wore frocks of white organza with a spider's web tracery in gold thread. White daisies were set in their hair and they carried posies of the same Victorian flowers. Mr. John Poolman was best man. After the service, which was performed by Archdeacon Birch, the bride's parents entertained over 200 guests at a reception at Kinnaird, where wedding breakfast was laid in a rose-lined marquee with floodlights concealed in the flower-wreathed standards which supported the roof.

WEDDING (1) PHOTOGRAPHS. Bridesmaids, at the wedding of Miss Patricia Carnegie and Mr. Anthony Fairbairn, at Kew yesterday afternoon, made a charming study with their posies after the ceremony. The picture below shows the bride and bridegroom leaving Holy Trinity Church, Kew.


(1) Gay,
(2) Peter (1942),
(3) Stephen (1944)

WWII Service Record:
Service Australian Army
Service Number V373951
Date of Birth 6 Mar 1914
Place of Birth MELBOURNE, VIC
Date of Enlistment 22 Mar 1942
Locality on Enlistment ALBURY, NSW
Place of Enlistment CULCAIRN, NSW
Next of Kin FAIRBAIRN, P
Date of Discharge 10 Oct 1945
Rank Private
WW2 Honours and Gallantry None for display
Prisoner of War No

DIVORCE. Bef. 1958

Fate of Spouse (1): DEATH. 16 Jul 2014, Cooinda Village, Benalla, Victoria, Australia

MARRIAGE (2). Helen Sherwin

DEATH. Jan 1986, Mornington, Victoria, Australia

DEATH. VIC BDM Death Reg: #2920/1986
Family name FAIRBAIRN
Given names George Anthony
Event Death
Father's name FAIRBAIRN Clive Prell
Mother's maiden name Marjorie Rose (Jowett)
Place of birth Melbourne
Place of death Mornington
Age 71
CREMATION. Springvale Botanical Cemetery
Family name Fairbairn
Given names George Anthony
Cremated 29/01/1986
Location The cremated remains have been scattered


  • Birth: VIC BDM Birth Reg: #161/1914
  • Marriage (1): VIC BDM Marriage Reg: #13233/1937
  • Death: VIC BDM Death Reg: #2920/1986

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