A Great War M.C. and bar group of eight to Major E.Fairhurst, Lancashire Fusiliers,
Lot 30
A Great War M.C. and bar group of eight to Major E.Fairhurst, Lancashire Fusiliers,
Sold for £2,937 (US$ 4,914) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A Great War M.C. and bar group of eight to Major E.Fairhurst, Lancashire Fusiliers,
Military Cross, G.V.R. with second award bar; 1914-15 Star (Lieut.E.Fairhurst. Lan.Fus.); British War and Victory Medal (Capt.E.Fairhurst.); 1939-1945 Star; France and Germany Star; Defence Medal; War Medal. With corresponding miniatures. Very fine. (Lot)

Footnotes

  • M.C. London Gazette 26.7.1918.

    At Behagnies on the 25th March 1918, his behaviour deserves the highest praise. His grip of the situation, example of personal bravery, and leadership contributed very greatly to the success of the day.

    Bar to the M.C. London Gazette 26.7.1918.

    During a night attack on 23rd October 1918, near Vertingrul, he showed great courage and devotion to duty in obtaining information of the greatest importance. At. a time when communication could not be maintained, he fearlessly pushed forward from battalion headquarters to ascertain the dispositions of the battalion. He not only ascertained that his battalion was on it's final objective, but also was able to report the positions of the battalion on the right. He rendered very valuable service.

    M.I.D. London Gazette 18.3.1917.

    Sold with MID certificate, card with MC details signed by Major General Solly-Flood, newspaper cuttings and assorted research.

    Major E.Fairhurst landed at Gallipoli on 19th October 1915. He then served in the Sinai desert and was Adjutant to Major H.A.Kirkby, he then went to France and served as Adjutant to Major Bird. He joined the Home Guard in 1940 but rejoined the Army in June 1941. He went overseas a few days after D-Day with Civil Affairs and was in the Ardennes fighting until it was discovered he was over 50. He was then sent back and became Adjutant of the 59th Surrey Home Guard. He was an active participant in Lancashire Fusiliers reunions, he died aged 72 on 24th April 1967.
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