Biography of General Servant Fred Fairchild
Merchant Navy
Died 30th December 1915


  • Name: Fred Fairchild
  • Date of birth: 27th August 1892
  • Place of Birth: Thurlby, Lincolnshire, England
  • Date of Birth Registration: July – September 1892
  • Place of Birth Registration: Bourne, Lincolnshire, England


  • Name: Joseph Fairchild
  • DOB: 1845
  • Place of Birth: Thurlby, Lincolnshire, England
  • Occupation: Publican then farmer


  • Name: Sarah Ann Glenn
  • DOB: 1849
  • Place Of Birth: Thurlby, Lincolnshire, England
  • Marriage: 26th May 1875 Bourne, Lincolnshire, England

Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)

  • Joseph William Fairchild, 1876, Thurlby
  • Ernest John Fairchild, 1878, Thurlby
  • Edith May Fairchild, 1880, Thurlby
  • George Cecil Fairchild, 1882, Thurlby
  • Tom Fairchild, 1885, Thurlby
  • Harry Fairchild, 1888, Thurlby
  • Fred Fairchild, 1892, Thurlby
  • Florence Eva Fairchild, 1895, Thurlby


  • 1901: Fred is living with his parents at Thurlby Green, Thurlby, Lincolnshire.
  • 1911: Fred is living with his parents in Thurlby, Lincolnshire. The census gives him an age of 18 and he is listed as a milkman.
Relatives in services

  • None found


  • No marriage for Fred has been found and because of his age we can assume that he never had the opportunity to marry.

Newspaper Mentions

  • Fred can be found on a crew list for the Persia that was published in many newspapers.

Military Records

Attestation Papers

  • None found

Soldier’s Died In The Great War

  • None found

Pension Records

  • None found

Effects Left To

  • None found


  • None found


  • UK:
  • Thurlby, Roll of Honour in St Firmins Church


  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
  • In memory of General Servant Fred Fairchild, S.S. “Persia” (Greenock), Mercantile Marine who died on 30 December 1915 Age 23
  • Son of Joseph and Sarah Ann Fairchild, of Ivy House, Thurlby, Bourne, Lincs.
  • Remembered with honour, Tower Hill Memorial

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

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