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James Greer Gould FAIRBAIRN

Regimental number2176
Place of birthEccles, Manchester, England
SchoolState School, Wallan Wallan, and Scotch College, Melbourne, Victoria
Age on arrival in Australia3
OccupationGrazier and auctioneer
Addressc/o Reginald Thornton, 84 Elizabeth Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 8"
Weight142 lbs
Next of kinFather, William David Fairbairn, Portarlington, Victoria
Previous military serviceJunior Cadets Rifle Club
Enlistment date1 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll13 September 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Light Horse Regiment, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/11/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A4 Pera on 22 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal RollImperial Camel Corps
FateKilled in Action 4 December 1917
Place of death or woundingJerusalem, Palestine
Age at death from cemetery records31
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsJerusalem Memorial, Palestine
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Rev. William David FAIRBAIRN, M.A. and Geneve FAIRBAIRN (nee DAWNAY), 86 Roden Street, West Melbourne, Victoria. Native of Manchester, England
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine

Taken on strength, 2nd Light Horse Training Regiment, Tel-el-Kebir, 22 April 1916.

Taken on strength, 2nd Double Squadron, Serapeum, 1 July 1916; promoted temporary Sergeant, 1 July 1916.

Found guilty, 10 August 1916, of (1) being absent from 4.30 pm parade; (2) being absent from 5.00 pm parade; (3) returning to camp drunk, 9 August 1916: reduced to rank of temporary Corporal.

Attached to 2nd Light Horse Training Regiment whilst undergoing dental treatment, 12 October 1916.

Taken on strength, 4th Australian Camel Regiment, Abbassia, 2 November 1916; appointed Troop Corporal, 2 November 1916.

Transferred to 17th Company, Imperial Camel Corps, 7 February 1917; taken on strength, 7 February 1917.

Killed in action, Palestine, 4 December 1917 (body not recovered).

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName recorded on Embarkation Roll as James Green Gould FAIRBAIRN.
Date of death4 December 1917
SourcesNAA: B2455, FAIRBAIRN James Greer Gould

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