A Great War Pair to 27/233 Pte G Fairless Northd Fus / Tyneside Irish / Wounded on the Somme
British War Medal correctly impressed - 27.233 Pte G Fairless North’D Fus
Victory Medal correctly impressed – 27/233 Pte G Fairless North’D Fus
Condition - EF
Sold with a commemorative 60th Jubilee Medal for Queen Victoria
George Fairless was born in Brandon Colliery, Durham, in 1885. At the time of the 1911 census, he was living with his wife and family at 24 North Street, Brandon Colliery. He was employed in the local Pit as a Waggon Weigh Man.
During the Great War, Fairless served with the Northumberland Fusiliers, joining the 27th Bn ‘ The Tyneside Irish’. He was wounded to the right arm at the Somme in August 1916.
Evacuated to England, he was discharged due to his wounds on 7th April 1917.