James Burdett FAIRWEATHER

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FAIRWEATHER, James Burdett

Service Number: 9510
Enlisted: 8 January 1916, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Sapper
Last Unit: 4th Field Company Engineers
Born: Montrose, Scotland, 11 November 1873
Home Town: Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Montrose Academy
Occupation: Shipwright
Died: Killed in Action, Montaubaun, France, 6 December 1916, aged 43 years
Cemetery: Bernafay Wood British Cemetery, Montauban
Row F, Grave No. 47 INSCRIPTION ROCK OF AGES CLEFT FOR ME LET ME HIDE MYSELF IN THEE
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

8 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 9510, Brisbane, Queensland
31 May 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 9510, 11th Field Company Engineers, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
31 May 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 9510, 11th Field Company Engineers, HMAT Suevic, Adelaide
6 Dec 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 9510, 4th Field Company Engineers

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Biography

James Burdett FAIRWEATHER was born on 11th November, 1873 in Montrose, Scotland

His parents were David FAIRWEATHER and Isabella McDONALD

He married Ann JARVIS in Scotland

His name is memorialised on the Australian War Memorial and the Montrose War Memorial in Scotland

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Embarked (www.awm.gov.au) as James BURDETT - Correct name James Burdett FAIRWEATHER

 

 

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

He served under the alias of his middle name, Burdett.

He had previously seen 7 years service in Scotland with the 2nd Battalion, The Black Watch Volunteers.

Although married, he gave his Next of Kin as his sister, Clara A. Fairweather of 69, Ferry Street, Montrose, Scotland.

He is one of seven Australian casualties of the Great War commemorated on the Montrose War Memorial. There are at least the same number of Montrose born Australian soldiers who fell and are not recorded there.

Montrose (Scottish Gaelic: Monadh Rois) is a coastal resort town and former royal burgh in Angus, Scotland. It is situated 38 miles north of Dundee between the mouths of the North and South Esk rivers. It is the northernmost coastal town in Angus and developed at a natural harbour that traded in skins, hides and cured salmon in medieval times. 

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