William Harold Fairbank (c.1893-1917)

An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

FAIRBANK, WILLIAM HAROLD. Private. No 306338. 2/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Wellhouse, Golcar. Son of Mr and Mrs Sam Henry Fairbank, 26 Grange Avenue, Marsden. Employed as a weaver by Messrs Robinson Brothers at Clough Lea Mill, Marsden. Was a keen cyclist and a member of the Clarion Cycling Club. Enlisted November 1915. Embarked for France in January, 1916. Killed in action, 3.5.1917, aged 23 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall; Marsden War Memorial.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission