John D Fairbairn
Regiment: Signal Depot, Royal Engineers
Parents: Mr & Mrs Fairbairn
Address: 8 Waterworks Road, Hastings
Other Info: The paper article reads: “… I am sending a photograph of myself and comrades, also two Indians who are attached to the Indian Cavalry Corps. I am the only son of Mr & Mrs Fairbairn … and am standing with the cycle on the extreme left of the photograph. My chum, also with a cycle is on the extreme right. My chum, Sapper A W Heath, and I were both employees of the G.P.O. Engineering Department in Hastings. We are in the Signal Service of the Royal Engineers doing linesman duties, sometimes on cycles and sometimes on horses, according to the state of the weather and roads. This is a very dangerous occupation under shell fire.”
Wounded on 30th November 1917.
Additional name information from the Lives of the First World War website.
Published: September 1915, April 1916 & December 1917
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