Canadian Virtual War Memorial

James Duncan Fairbairn

In memory of:

Pilot Officer James Duncan Fairbairn

December 7, 1943

Hawkinge, England

Military Service


Service Number:

J/19135

Age:

20

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

1 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Additional Information


Son of James and Ann Fairbairn, of Windsor, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 158 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY
Surrey, United Kingdom

Grave Reference:

47. I. 5.

Location:

Brookwood is 30 miles from London (M3 to Bagshot and then A322). The main entrance to Brookwood Military Cemetery is on the A324 from the village of Pirbright. Brookwood Military Cemetery is owned by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and is the largest Commonwealth war cemetery in the United Kingdom, covering approximately 37 acres. In 1917, an area of land in Brookwood Cemetery (originally The London Necropolis) was set aside for the burial of men and women of the forces of the Commonwealth and Americans, who had died, many of battle wounds, in the London district. This site was further extended to accommodate the Commonwealth casualties of the Second World War, and American, Belgian, Czech, Dutch, French and Polish plots containing the graves of Allied casualties. There are also German and Italian plots where prisoners of war lie buried.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Inscription– Pilot Officer James Duncan Fairbairn is also commemorated at St George's Royal Air Force Chapel of Remembrance - Biggin Hill … name on the panels that surround the Altar … Photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Pilot Officer James Duncan Fairbairn is also commemorated at St George's Royal Air Force Chapel of Remembrance - Biggin Hill … the Altar … Photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Biggin Hill– Pilot Officer James Duncan Fairbairn is also commemorated at St George's Royal Air Force Chapel of Remembrance - Biggin Hill … Photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Document– Details from Court of Inquiry about crash.  LAC, Ottawa
  • Letter– Letter to father about crash.  LAC, Ottawa

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