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Archibald Glendinning Fairley

In memory of:

Lance Corporal Archibald Glendinning Fairley

September 7, 1916

Military Service


Service Number:

135706

Age:

31

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)

Division:

15th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

June 23, 1885
Langholm, Dumfries, Scotland

Enlistment:

July 28, 1915

Son of John and Mary H. Fairley, of Arkinholm Terrace, Langholm, Dumfriesshire.

Commemorated on Page 84 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

XIII. D. 11.

Location:

Serre is a village 11 kilometres north-north-east of Albert. Using the D919 from Arras to Amiens you will drive through the villages of Bucquoy, Puisieux then Serre Les Puisieux (approximately 20 kilometres south of Arras). On leaving Serre Les Puisieux, 1.3 kilometres further along the D919, SERRE ROAD CEMETERY NO 2 can be found on the left hand side.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Memorial– Photo from the National Memorial Album of Canadian Heroes c.1919. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Photo of ARCHIBALD GLENDINNING FAIRLEY– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping
  • Newspaper Clipping 2
  • Honour Roll– WWI Roll of Service includes names of all the members of the Victoria-Royce Presbyterian Church who served in the war.  55 men died as a result of their war service.
  • Commemorative Plaque– WWI Roll of Service includes names of all the members of the Victoria-Royce Presbyterian Church who served in the war.  55 men died as a result of their war service.
  • Badge– Cap Badge 15th Bn (48th Highlanders of Canada).  Submitted by Capt V Goldman, 15th Bn Memorial Project.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Shoulder patch– Shoulder Patch 15th Bn (48th Highlanders of Canada).  Submitted by Capt V Goldman, 15th Bn Memorial Project.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Badge– Cap Badge 74th Bn CEF.  Lance Corporal Fairley was originally a member of the 74th Bn before he was transferred to the 15th Bn as reinforcement.  Submitted by Capt V Goldman, 15th Bn Memorial Project.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Record of Service Card (Front)– Record of Service Card (front).  Courtesy of 48th Highlanders of Canada Regimental Museum.  Submitted by 15th Bn Memorial Project Team.  DILEAS GU bRATH
  • Record of Service Card (Reverse)– Record of Service Card (back).  Courtesy of 48th Highlanders of Canada Regimental Museum.  Submitted by 15th Bn Memorial Project Team.  DILEAS GU bRATH
  • Newspaper clipping– Notice reporting Pte Fairley "wounded and missing". From the 'Carlisle Journal', Friday, October 27th, 1916, p9.
  • Memorial– 15th Bn (48th Highlanders of Canada) Memorial  located in the village of Courcelette, France.  The memorial commemorates the unit’s actions on 26 September 1916 when they attacked Regina Trench during the Battle of Thiepval Ridge.  The memorial honours all members of the unit who took part in the Somme offensive of 1916.  Submitted by the 15th Bn Memorial  Project Team.  DILEAS GU BRATH

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