Name:Charles Mertin FairfaxRank:Private Service Number:F76304Service:West Nova Scotia Regiment, RCICDate of Birth:February 22, 1921Place of Birth:Three Miles Plains, Hants Co., NSDate of Enlistment:December 10, 1942Age at Enlistment:21Place of Enlistment:Halifax, NSAddress at Enlistment:Three Miles Plains, Hants Co., NSHeight: 5 feet, 11 ½ inchesComplexion: ColoredEyes: BrownHair: BlackTrade:Labourer Marital Status:SingleReligion:BaptistNext of Kin:Ethel Fairfax, motherDate of Death:May 17, 1944Age:25Cemetery:Cassino War Cemetery, ItalyGrave:IX. J. 9.Commemorated on Page 302 of the Second World War Book of RemembranceDisplayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on June 27Charles Mertin Fairfax was the son of Charles and Ethel Fairfax, of Three Mile Plains, Hants Co., Nova Scotia.He was stationed at No. 60 Canadian Army Basic Training Centre (Camp 60) in Yarmouth, NS to complete his basic training from December 19, 1942 to February 23, 1943. He then proceeded to Aldershot and after 2 weeks leave, departed for the UK on May 13, 1943, arriving May 22, 1943. He served in the UK until October 1943 at which point, he transferred to Italy, departing the UK on October 26, 1943 for the Italian Campaign. He served in Italy until his death May 17, 1944.