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Corporal George Stanley Fairburn-Hart

Born. 1890, Burley, Leeds.
Died of wounds, 27th April 1916

George Stanley Fairburn-Hart was the only son of Mr. William and Florence (nee Camburn) Fairburn-Hart, a Patent Agent, of Park Row, Newlay, Leeds. He attended Leeds Modern School and soon after leaving, entered Leeds University, where he studied in the Technological Department. After leaving University, he became a Textile Designer with Messrs. Learoyd Bros. and Co of Huddersfield.

On the outbreak of War, whilst living at 6 Airedale Cliffe, Pollard Lane, Bramley, Leeds, he enlisted into the “Leeds Pals” on the 5th September 1914. He was posted to section 6, 2 Platoon of A Company, with the rank of Lance Corporal. His company commander being, 2nd Lieutenant Robert Huntriss Tolson.

He served with the Pals, at Colsterdale, Egypt and in France, where he soon gained his second stripe, to become a Corporal.

On the 27th of April 1916, the fourth night the “Pals” were in the line, the German artillery retaliated with a bombardment after his company had opened fire from their trenches with a machine gun. The bombardment killed two “Pals”, and wounded nine, including Lieutenant James Kenneth Wardle and George Stanley Fairburn-Hart. Soon after George had been brought in, he died of his wounds.

He is buried in Beauval Communal Cemetery.

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