Wallace Ritchie Fairweather

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 235130
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders
  • Unit/Ship: 4th Battalion
  • Place of Death: Belgium
  • Age at Death: 20
  • Date of Death: Between 19.09.1917 & 21.09.1917
  • Burial Country: Belgium
  • Cemetery: Tyne Cot Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 132 to 135 & 162A

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Newcastle-on-Tyne
  • Address: 35 Taits Lane, Dundee
  • Occupation: Chemist, L. P. Michie, Perth Rd, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Elsie Fairweather, 35 Taits Lane, Dundee

  • Father:

    Alfred Fairweather, 35 Taits Lane, Dundee

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about Wallace Ritchie Fairweather

Wallace has no known grave but is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial.

Wallace Ritchie Fairweather   235130   Seaforth Highlanders

DUNDEE CHEMIST KILLED IN ACTION.

Pte. Wallace Ritchie Fairweather, Seaforth Highlanders, who has been killed in action, was the elder son of Mr Alfred E. H. Fairweather, newsagent, 276 Hawkhill.  Twenty years of age, and formerly a chemist in the employment of Mr L. P. Michie, Perth Road.  Private Fairweather joined the Cameron Highlanders, and was subsequently transferred to the Seaforths.  He went to the front in May last.

In July he was gassed, but underwent treatment in hospital and a rest camp at the front, and on recovery he rejoined his battalion, and fought and fell with it in the battle of the Menin Road.  Writing home, his brother-in-law, Private Harry B. Fox, Carnoustie, who was in another platoon of the same company states that Private Fairweather was killed instantaneously while going over the parapet.

Dundee Courier 16th December 1917

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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