Service Number: 2166
Enlisted: 16 March 1916
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 52nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Maryborough, Queensland Australia, 18 November 1895
Home Town: Maryborough, Fraser Coast, Queensland
Schooling: Albert State School and Gatton Agricultural College, Queensland Australia
Occupation: Stockman
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, France, 17 October 1917, aged 21 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Gatton Agricultural College HR, Maryborough Albert State School War Memorial, Maryborough City Hall Honour Roll, Maryborough Queen's Park War Memorial, Maryborough St. Stephen's Honour Roll, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)
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World War 1 Service

16 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 2166, 52nd Infantry Battalion
16 Aug 1916: Involvement Private, 2166, 52nd Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '19' embarkation_place: Brisbane embarkation_ship: HMAT Boorara embarkation_ship_number: A42 public_note: ''
16 Aug 1916: Embarked Private, 2166, 52nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Boorara, Brisbane
17 Oct 1917: Involvement Lance Corporal, 2166, 52nd Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres, --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 2166 awm_unit: 52nd Australian Infantry Battalion awm_rank: Lance Corporal awm_died_date: 1917-10-17

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of  John Alexander and Margaret Helen FAIRLIE

Attended Gatton College 1911-1913

There were universal expressions of deep sorrow yesterday when it became known that Mr. and Mrs. John Fairlie had sustained the loss of a second gallant son at the front, and sincerest sympathy, was expressed for the sadly
broken family. The official intimation received by Mr. Fairlie from Base Records was that his son David had been killed in action in France on October 18th. He was born in Maryborough aud attended the Albert School, after which he went through a course of training at thc Gatton Agricultural College. Thereafter he joined the staff of Calliope station, and at the time of enlisting, about two years ago. was with Mr. Aubrey Jones on Euroka station. His brother Edward, with whom he enlisted, and beside whom he fought in the trenches, was killed in France about six months ago. David, like his brother, whom he has followed to a soldier's grave, was a fine young man, who, had he been spared, seemed destined to become one of our useful and valuable citizens.