Private Albert R Fairhall

22 Sep 1944

Albert Ronald Fairhall, son of Albert Edwin and Mabel Fairhall, of Norwood, Middlesex, enlisted in the York and Lancaster Regiment and volunteered for airborne forces.

Private Fairhall successfully completed his glider training and was posted to C Company, 7 Battalion, King’s Own Scottish Borderers and took part in Operation Market Garden (Arnhem).

Pte Fairhall was killed in action on 22 September 1944, aged 27, and was given a field burial alongside Amsterdamseweg, in the La Cabine pumping station area and was re-interred to Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery on 20 August 1945.

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Headstone image by Bob Hilton.

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Albert R Fairhall

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