Regimental number245
Date of birth13 April 1887
Place of birthSoftlaw, Kelso, Scotland
AddressThe Cafe, Pirie Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, John Fairbairn, Spottiswoode, Berwickshire, Scotland
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board Transport A11 Ascanius on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal RollTrench Mortar Battery
FateDischarged 14 January 1918
Other details

Enlisted in the 10th Bn; transferred at Gallipoli to the trench mortar battery. Invalided out of the AIF in 1918. After the war engaged in forestry work in British East Africa.