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Full Name: Cecil Sydney Fairs
Rank Last Held: Trooper
Forename(s): Cecil Sydney
Surname: Fairs
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 13/327
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Trooper
Next of Kin: Mrs E.G. Fairs, 45 Cook Street, Auckland, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: Tauranga, New Zealand
Military District: Auckland
Body on Embarkation: Main Body
Embarkation Unit: Auckland Mounted Rifles
Embarkation Date: 16 October 1914
Place of Embarkation: Auckland, New Zealand
Vessel: Star of India or Waimana
Destination: Suez, Egypt
Page on Nominal Roll: 221
Last Unit Served: Auckland Mounted Rifles
Place of Death: Malta
Date of Death: 5 October 1915
Year of Death: 1915
Cause of Death: Died of disease
Cemetery Name: Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta
Grave Reference: B. XVIII. 2.
Biographical Notes: Cecil Fairs was the son of Mrs. A. Fairs, of 17 St. Albans Avenue, Dominion Rd., Auckland, New Zealand.
Description of Image: Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1916; this photograph may not be correct
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Sources Used:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
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