Private William Fairburn
16941 1st East Lancashire Regiment
Died of Wounds 26th March 1918, aged 28
Lived at 30 Clifton Street
Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, France

Burnley Express 6th November 1917 - 17th April 1918 - 20th April 1918

William was a widower with two children who lived with his late wifes parents. He was wounded at the Dardenelles on the 8th August 1915 (shot in the thigh) and wounded again in the 2nd battle of the Somme where he died in an ambulance train he served as a bomb thrower.
His brother in law John Robert Howarth KIA 9/9/1916 in the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment.
Two brothers serving Joseph & Alderson RGA.
Two other brothers in law William Henry Howarth Cpl & Thomas Howarth ASc

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