William Charles FAIRWEATHER

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FAIRWEATHER, William Charles

Service Number: 29728
Enlisted: 11 April 1916
Last Rank: Driver
Last Unit: 4th Divisional Ammunition Column
Born: Crossover, Baw Baw - Victoria, Australia, June 1890
Home Town: Crossover, Baw Baw, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Influenza and Pneumonia , 2nd Scottish General Hospital, Edinburgh, Scotland, 2 December 1918
Cemetery: Edinburgh (Comely Bank) Cemetery
Edinburgh (Comely Bank) Cemetery (Row D, Grave No. 50), Scotland
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

11 Apr 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Driver, SN 29728, Australian Field Artillery - 116th to 120th Howitzer Batteries: AIF
3 Oct 1916: Involvement Driver, SN 29728, Australian Field Artillery - 116th to 120th Howitzer Batteries: AIF
3 Oct 1916: Embarked Driver, SN 29728, Australian Field Artillery - 116th to 120th Howitzer Batteries: AIF, HMAT Aeneas, Melbourne
13 Jan 1917: Transferred Driver, 4th Divisional Ammunition Column
2 Dec 1918: Involvement Driver, SN 29728, 4th Divisional Ammunition Column

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

From WW1 Australian War Graves in England/UK 

Died on this date - 2nd December......Driver William Charles Fairweather was born at Crossover, Victoria in 1890. He enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.) on 11th April, 1916 as a 26 year old Labourer from Crossover.

Driver Fairweather was admitted to Hospital for 2 days with Influenza while in Camp in Victoria then sent to Hospital & Isolation Camp due to having had contact with Measles.

Driver Fairweather was admitted to Ship's Hospital with Mumps just before arriving in England & then transferred to Hospital on arriving in England.

Driver Fairweather proceeded overseas to France on 2nd January, 1917.
Driver Fairweather was on leave to UK from 19th November, 1918 to 3rd December, 1918. He was admitted to 2nd Scottish General Hospital, Edinburgh, Scotland on 27th November, 1918, seriously ill with Influenza. He developed Pneumonia (left lung) on 29th November, 1918 & sadly died at 1.20 am on 2nd December, 1918. He was buried in Comely Bank Cemetery, Edinburgh, Scotland where 6 other WW1 Australians are buried.

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