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FRANCIS CHARLES FAIRWEATHER

FAIRWEATHER, FRANCIS CHARLES

RANK:   PRIVATE                SERIAL NO:  54241

UNIT:   8th COMPANY, 2nd BATTALION, OTAGO RIFLES

BORN:       01/10/1881          -      AUCKINBLAE, SCOTLAND      

DIED:     02/09/1918        KILLED IN ACTION
     
PLACE:    IN THE FIELD, FRANCE

SINGLE:                  RELIGION:   PRESBYTERIAN

WIFE:    
    
PARENTS:   David and Elizabeth FAIRWEATHER, SCOTLAND

SIBLINGS:   

NEXT OF KIN:   Mr A. ALEXANDER (friend), NEW PLYMOUTH

OCCUPATION:  BUILDER

EMPLOYER:   SELF

LAST NZ ADDRESS:   WAIPUKURAU 

HEIGHT:   5’ 7½”        WEIGHT:    140lb.        CHEST:   33”

COMP:   FAIR        EYES:   BLUE            HAIR:  BROWN
    
EDUCATION:   4th EDUCATIONAL STANDARD
 
GRAVE/MEMORIAL:   BANCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY,
                       PAS-DE-CALAIS, FRANCE 

                           
ENLISTED:   WAIPUKURAU             DATE:   02/03/1917

MAIN BODY:                   REINFORCEMENT:  28th 

MILITARY RECORD:
02/03/1917.  POSTED ‘F’ COMPANY, 28th REINFORCEMENT.
14/07/1917.  EMBARKED WELLINGTON HMNZT 89 ‘WAITEMATA’.
24/09/1917.  DISEMBARKED PLYMOUTH, ENGLAND.
24/09/1917.  MARCHED IN TO ‘SLING’.
26/10/1917.  PROCEEDED OVERSEAS (FRANCE)
29/10/1917.  MARCHED INTO CAMP, ETAPLES.
13/12/1917.  JOINED 8th COMPANY, 2nd BATTALION, OTAGO REGIMENT.
02/09/1917.  KILLED IN ACTION, IN THE FIELD, FRANCE.
                                                      
                                                                

AWARDED:    
BRITISH WAR MEDAL.
VICTORY MEDAL.

MEDALS SENT TO MISS K. WARREN, (fiancée), 
Wallace Road, WAIPUKURAU