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Place of Birth: Padiham, Lancashire
Service No: 1706
Regiment / Corps / Service: East Lancashire Regiment
Battalion / Unit: 1/4th Battalion
Division: 42nd (East Lancashire) Division
Date of Death: 1915-06-04
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Panel 114 to 118.
CWGC Cemetery: ---
CWGC Memorial: HELLES MEMORIAL
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: BARNOLDSWICK, YORKSHIRE
John Fay was the son of John and Annie Fay, née Whalley and brother of Private Robert Fay (1748) (q.v.) and step-brother of Private Albert Deacey (39687) (q.v.). Both of John junior's parents were born at Blackburn, Lancashire.
1901 Blackburn, Lancashire Census: 42, Pickup Street - John Fay, aged 5 years, born Padiham, Lancashire. [John and his parents were living with his father's mother, Sarah Fay, widow.]
1911 Blackburn, Lancashire Census: 18, Cob Street - John Fay, aged 15 years, born Padiham, Lancashire. [John was visiting his uncle, James Connor.]
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte John Fay, 1706, East Lancashire Regiment. Theatre of War first served in: 2B [Balkans]. Date of entry therein: 9 May 1915.
John is commemorated in the 'Blackburn Roll of Honour 1914-1918'.
A short biography of John is included in: ‘Barnoldswick - A small Town’s part in conflicts 1800 to 2014’ by Peter Ian Thompson (2014).
Data Source: Craven Herald Article
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: East Lancashire Regiment
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 42nd (East Lancashire) Division
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