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FairJ2nd Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
King's Own Scottish Borderers
FairJ CMajorMID LG: 29 July 1902, page: 4857. Source: General Kitchener. 23 June 1902. Re: Final despatch & mentions
This page contains all the London Gazette pages for the Boer War
South African Constabulary
FairJames2369TrooperServed in 1st KFS. Joined Durban 13 May 02 Discharged 7 Jul 02 disbandment Johannesburg
Source: Nominal roll in WO127
Kitchener's Fighting Scouts
FairJames GeorgeMajorFAIR, JAMES GEORGE, Major, was born 19 November 1864, son of James Fair, of Hove. He entered the Army 29 August 1885, as Lieutenant, 21st Hussars; served as Staff Officer to General Gatacre during the Atbara Campaign in 1898; was present at the Battles of the Atbara and Khartoum; was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 24 May 1898]; received the 4th Class Medjidie; the Medal and the Egyptian Medal with clasp. He was Adjutant, 21st Hussars, 1 July 1889 to 30 June 1893; was promoted to Captain, 21st Lancers, 26 October 1892; and Adjutant, Cavalry Depot, from 30 May 1899. In the South African War of 1899-1902, he served with the South African Constabulary from 14 May 1901; Despatches; Queen's Medal with three clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 31 October 1902]: "James George Fair, Major (21st Lancers), South African Constabulary. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". From 1904 to 1908 he commanded a Division of the South African Constabulary in the Orange River Colony, retiring from the 21st Lancers 9 December 1905. He became a Member of the Inter-Colonial Council of the Transvaal and Orange River Colony in 1906, and was Resident Commissioner and Commandant-General in Southern Rhodesia, 1908-11. Major J G Fair was Deputy Assistant Director of Remounts, 1911-15; became Lieutenant Colonel, Reserve of Officers, 25 February 1914; was Deputy Director of Remounts, Egypt, 1915-16; Deputy Assistant Director of Remounts, Southern Command. For his services in the Great War he was created a CMG in 1916. Lieutenant Colonel J G Fair married, in 1901, Mary, daughter of Lieutenant General J S Sargent, CB.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
South African Constabulary
FairJohn31Occupation: Clerk. Next of kin: Wife. Address: Mowbray.
Source: Attestation paper in WO126
Town Guard and District Mounted Troops
FairLSource: QSA and KSA medal rolls76th Battery, RFA
FairR7539Source: QSA and KSA medal rollsScottish Cyclist Company
FairR1st Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Royal Warwickshire Regiment
FairW 4497Private1st Btn. Killed at Ladysmith. 6 Jan 1900.
Source: Natal Field Force Casualty Roll, page 55 line 3
Devonshire Regiment
FairW4497Private1st Battalion
Demise: Killed in action 06 Jan 1900
Place: Ladysmith, Wagon Hill
Source: In Memoriam by S Watt
Devonshire Regiment
FairW1st Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Devonshire Regiment
FairW4497PrivateQSA (2)
Source: List of QSAs with the clasp Elandslaagte
Devonshire Regiment
FairW RSource: QSA and KSA medal rolls83rd Battery, RFA
FairWilliam Edward281Source: Medal rollsCanada, 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles
FairallA28553CorporalTo Army Reserve. QSA (3) sent 14 Apr 1903.


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Royal Engineers, Field Company, 11th
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