Diamond War Memorial Project

Private Ernest Fairweather

14th Battalion The King's (Liverpool Regiment), formerly 36630, Manchester Regiment. Regimental Number 59594
Born: ---- Died: 1917-04-30 Aged: 21 Enlisted: Enlisted Londonderry.

Interred in Salonika (Lembet Road) Military Cemetery, Greece. Name commemorated on the Diamond War Memorial.

Son of George and Hannah Fairweather, 22, Cuthbert Street, Waterside, Londonderry. Possibly brother of Edith Mabel, who married Andrew Gibson, eldest son of Mr and Mrs David John McFaul, 9, Dunfield Terrace, on July 31, 1919, at Waterside Presbyterian Church.

The name of Ernest Fairweather - who was possibly a member of Clooney Hall Methodist Church - was read out during a Protestant inter-denominational memorial service held, on Sunday, July 1, 1917, in St Columb's (Church of Ireland) Cathedral, Londonderry, to commemorate those Derry men who had made the supreme sacrifice during the previous year.

G. Fairweather, 22, Cuthbert Street, signed the 1912 Ulster Covenant pledging resistance to Home Rule for Ireland.