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H/6139   Lance Corporal William Andrew Fairbairn
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 28/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: "B" Squadron, 8th (King's Royal Irish) Hussars (British Army)
Died: 13/06/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 28
William Andrew Fairbairn was the son of Thomas and Margaret Fairbairn, of McKee's Terrace, Dungannon, Co. Tyrone. He was born about 1892.Thomas was a butter and egg merchant. Lance Corporal William Andrew Fairbairn was serving with "B" Squadron, of the 8th (King's Royal Irish) Hussars when he was killed on 13th June 1915, aged 28.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Perth Cemetery China Wall
  Ypres (Ieper), West-Vlaanderen, 2
Grave Ref: Grave VI-A-17
CWGC Casualty 103320
Perth Cemetery (China Wall) is located 3 Kms east of Ieper town centre, on the Maaldestedestraat, a road leading from the Meenseweg (N8), connecting Ieper to Menen. From Ieper town centre the Meenseweg is located via Torhoutstraat and right onto Basculestraat. Basculestraat ends at a main cross roads, directly over which begins the Meenseweg. 1.7 Kms along the Meenseweg at a major roundabout lies the right hand turning onto the Maaldestedestraat. The cemetery itself is located 1 Km along the Maaldestedestraat on the left hand side of the road.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Dungannon War Memorial - WWI - Panel 2 Dungannon
2 St Annes Church Of Ireland - WWI Dungannon
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Fairbairn family Lists William Andrew as age 9 at house 1 in Ballygawley Road, Dungannon, Tyrone
2 1910 Ulster Towns Directory - Dungannon Fairbairn, Mrs, egg dealer, William Street, Dungannon
3 1911 Census lists Fairbairn family Does not list William Andrew at house 3 in Milford Street, Smithfield, Antrim
4 Photo of W. A Fairbairn's gravestone
5 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
6 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Lance Corporal William Fairbairn gravestone can be purchased here
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