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  cap badgePrivate William Fairfull

10th/11th Battalion Highland Light Infantry
Service No: 39624

William  Fairfull grave





Personal details

Family Information

Son of Thomas and Janet Ramsay Fairfull. Husband of Mary H Fairfull of 99 Deedes St, Coatbridge. From the 1891 Census - Address - 11 Underwoods Work House, Falkirk - Thos Fairfull aged 35, Janet Fairfull aged 40, William Fairfull aged 8, Janet Fairfull aged 6, Thomas Fairfull aged 3 and Margaret Fairfull aged 1. William's Pension was awarded to his wife Mary who remarried and became Mary Fletcher.

Born / Resided

Coatbridge / 99 Deedes St, Coatbridge.


Killed in Action 09/04/1918




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Buried / Remembered

Ploegsteert Memorial (Panel 9), Hainaut, Belgium.

Cemetery / Memorial Information

The PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL commemorates more than 11,000 servicemen of the United Kingdom and South African forces who died in this sector during the First World War and have no known grave. The memorial serves the area from the line Caestre-Dranoutre-Warneton to the north, to Haverskerque-Estaires-Fournes to the south, including the towns of Hazebrouck, Merville, Bailleul and Armentieres, the Forest of Nieppe, and Ploegsteert Wood. Most of those commemorated by the memorial did not die in major offensives, such as those which took place around Ypres to the north, or Loos to the south. Most were killed in the course of the day-to-day trench warfare which characterised this part of the line, or in small scale set engagements, usually carried out in support of the major attacks taking place elsewhere.

Additional Information

William is listed as 15TH BATTALION on the Memorial. He is also listed as FAIRFIELD on his Medal Index Card and Service Medal and Award Rolls. Also remembered on the St Andrew's Parish Church, Baillieston and United Collieries Rolls of Honour and the Family Plot in Old Monkland Cemetery (see photos). See photos for William's Medal Index Card, his Army Register of Soldiers Effects, his Service Medal and Award Rolls, his name on the Ploegsteert Memorial x 2, his CWGC Grave Registration, his name on the Ploegsteert Memorial Panel List, the Highland Light Infantry Cap Badge and William's Pension Record.

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