Memorial Cross- Passchendaele Casualty
(231744 PTE A.G. FAIRBANK.). Naming is officially engraved. Near extremely fine. Accompanied by copies of his Attestation Paper, Service Records, Medical Records and Will. Footnote: Albert Graydon Fairbank was born on December 5, 1894 in Birmingham, England. He signed his Attestation Paper with the 202nd Infantry Battalion, Edmonton Sportsmen's Battalion, in Edmonton, on August 7, 1916, stating that he was not married, that he belonged to an active militia and that his trade was that of Carpenter. The Battalion sailed from Halifax on November 24, 1916 under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel P.E. Bowen, with a strength of 27 officers and 746 other ranks, including Fairbank, arriving in Liverpool, England aboard the Mauretania on November 30. By mid-April 1917, he was transferred to the 128th Battalion, and then to proceeded to France with the 28th Battalion, Saskatchewan Regiment, on May 23, arriving in the French theatre, May 25, 1917 and then in the field on June 14. Fairbank was Killed in Action on November 6, 1917 at the Second Battle of Passchendaele. He left behind his father, Charles, and his mother, Agnes, whom he left his estate to in his Will and who received his Memorial Cross. Fairbank is buried in the Passchendaele New British Cemetery in Belgium.