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  • Buried in Y Farm Military Cemetery.
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Harry was born in 1898 in Nottingham and was the son of George Paterson, an auctioneer's clerk, and Emily Fairweather née Hornby. His father George was born in 1864 in Arbroath, Scotland, and his mother Emily Hornby was born in 1864 in Driffield, Yorkshire. They married in 1890 in Driffield and had three children Nellie b1893 Manchester, Gertrude b1895 Manchester and Harry b1898 Nottingham . By the 1901 census the family had settled in Nottingham and we find them living at 12 Constance Street, Nottingham; they are shown as George P Fairweather 37 years, an auctioneer's clerk, head of the family living with his wife Emily 37 yrs and their children Nellie 8 yrs, Gertrude 6 yrs and Harry 3 yrs. In 1904 his mother Emily died age 40 yrs; her death is recorded in the Nottingham registration district. In 1907 his father George remarries; his wife is Bridget Mohan born 1875 in Dublin, their marriage is recorded in the Sculcoates registration district Yorkshire. They go on to have a child, Edward Alexander, born 18th January 1908. In the 1911 census the family are living at 46 Woolmer Road, Nottingham, and are shown as George 47 yrs, an auctioneer's clerk, he is living with his wife Bridget 36 yrs and their children Gertrude 16 yrs a lace worker and Edward Alexander 3 yrs. Also at the address are 3 boarders. It has not been possible to trace Harry in the 1911 census.
He was educated at the Mundella School, Meadows, Nottingham.
22 Nov 1915
193139 - CWGC Website
He enlisted in Waltham Green
8th Bn King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Pte. Harry Fairweather, enlisted in Walham Green and served with the 8th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. He was killed in action on 22nd November 1915 and is buried in Y Farm Military Cemetery, Bois-Grenier. It should be noted that when Harry enlisted he must have been under age, given that he was born in 1898. He was still under age when he was killed.
Obituary published in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 20th November 1917 :- “FAIRWEATHER. – In loving memory of Pte. Harry Fairweather, K.O.Y.L.I., killed in action November 20th, 1915. [sic] His heart was good, his spirit brave, his resting place, a soldier's grave. – His sincere chum Ernest (in Egypt).” Above obituary courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918. Mundella Magazine, Christmas 1918, ROH: 'Fairweather, Harry, Signaller, KOYLI'
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  • Buried in Y Farm Military Cemetery.
    Harry Fairweather - Buried in Y Farm Military Cemetery.