Joseph Fairweather

Military Information

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  • Rank: Major
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  • Regiment/Service: South Wales Borderers
  • Unit/Ship: 4th Battalion
  • Place of Death: Iraq
  • Age at Death: 39
  • Date of Death: 15.01.1917
  • Burial Country: Iraq
  • Cemetery: Amara War Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: XXV.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 25.05.1878
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 91 Pentrebane St (Grange Gardens) Grangetown
  • Occupation: Paul Fairweather & Co, Coal Exporters, Bute St, Cardiff
  • Mother:

    Jane Fairweather

  • Father:

    Joseph Fairweather

  • Siblings:

    James & Paul

  • Spouse:
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More about Joseph Fairweather

Joseph was the brother of Lieutenant Colonel James McIntyre Fairweather, South African Motor Cyclist Corps, who died 18.02.1917.

Joseph Fairweather   Major   South Wales Borderers


A well-known Scotsman resident at Cardiff, Captain Joseph Fairweather, of the South Wales Borderers, is reported killed in action.  A native of Dundee, and a son of the late Joseph Fairweather, sculptor, he settled at Cardiff early in life, and was a partner in the firm of Paul Fairweather & Co.  He joined up at the commencement of war, having had experience of field operations in South Africa.  He was wounded early in the Gallipoli campaign, but recovered and returned to the peninsula, but was invalided home with enteric.  He soon regained strength, and then proceeded to the front, and was acting major when he was killed.

One of his brothers is Lieut-Colonel J. M. Fairweather D.S.O., who is in East Africa.

Dundee Courier 25th January 1917

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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