Private Amos Fairbrother

22 Sep 1944

Amos Fairbrother was the son of William and Edith Lavinia, of Eltham, London and the husband of Hilda Fairbrother of Ashford, Kent. He enlisted in the King’s Shropshire Light Infantry and volunteered for Airborne forces.

Private Fairbrother successfully completed his glider training and was posted to 2nd (Airborne) Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment, and took part in Operation Market Garden (Arnhem).

Pte Fairbrother was killed in action on 22 September 1944, aged 30, and is commemorated on the Groesbeek Memorial to the missing.

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By Rod Gibson

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June Cocup said:
Amos Fairbrother was my uncle. I remember my Dad being very upset when Amos was killed. I was so proud when I discovered through your website that he was a Paratrooper. I would like to know more about Uncle Amos if anyone has any info please.
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