Cassino War Cemetery
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Name: Charles Mertin Fairfax Rank: Private Service Number: F76304 Service: West Nova Scotia Regiment, RCIC Date of Birth: February 22, 1921 Place of Birth: Three Miles Plains, Hants Co., NS Date of Enlistment: December 10, 1942 Age at Enlistment: 21 Place of Enlistment: Halifax, NS Address at Enlistment: Three Miles Plains, Hants Co., NS Height: 5 feet, 11 ½ inches Complexion: Colored Eyes: Brown Hair: Black Trade: Labourer Marital Status: Single Religion: Baptist Next of Kin: Ethel Fairfax, mother Date of Death: May 17, 1944 Age: 25 Cemetery: Cassino War Cemetery, Italy Grave: IX. J. 9. Commemorated on Page 302 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on June 27 Charles 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.
Charles Mertin Fairfax
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