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David Fairbrother

David Fairbrother

(1987 – 2011)

  • Rest easy soldier. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten. All my best to all our armed forces.
    Lit by Thomas Lang
  • So sorry to hear the news that another of our brave soldiers passed away. My condolences to your family and friends. May you rest in peace.
    Lit by Anonymous
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David Fairbrother

David Fairbrother
(1987 – 2011)

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David Fairbrother

(1987 – 2011)
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About David
This is a tribute dedicated to David Fairbrother. Royal Marine David Fairbrother, of Kilo Company, 42 Commando Royal Marines, was tragically killed in action in Afghanistan on 19 September 2011.
Early on the morning of 19 September 2011, Marine Fairbrother deployed as part of Combined Force Nahr-e Saraj in support of an Afghan National Army (ANA) patrol into the village of Old Khorgajat.
Just under two hours into the patrol they were engaged with small arms fire from close range and Marine David Fairbrother was fatally wounded. Despite the best efforts of his colleagues to administer first aid, David died of his wounds.
David's mother, Julie Fairborother, said:
"David, not only are you the
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sunshine of my life but you were a devoted, beautiful and giving son. I am so proud of the determination you had to become a Royal Marine. You were always fun loving, caring and lived life to the full. Not only were you the perfect son but you were my best friend and you will be in my thoughts forever.
"I love you with all of my heart, Mum xxx"
David's older sister, and her boyfriend, said:
"'Commando Humour' is one of our favourite Marine values to describe you, David. You lived life to the absolute maximum, and we could not help but be so proud of you.
"You had such a joy for life and so many plans for your future that involved both your career as a Marine, but most importantly,
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for your friends and family.
"There are no words to describe the heartbreak. It hurts so much inside to think we won't see you again. We love you so much.
"Our little brother, all our love, Ruthie and Craig xx"
Emily, David Fairbrother's younger sister, said:
"My brother, my best friend, my hero. The life and soul of every party. I will miss your silly antics and all the banter we shared.
"I am so proud of everything you have done in your life, especially becoming a Royal Marine. Thanks to your encouragement and guidance I have enjoyed so many things; waterpolo, swimming and skydiving are but a few. You will be in my thoughts forever.
"Love you always, miss you.
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xxx Emily xxx"
Melissa, David's girlfriend, said:
"Dave - I am so glad I met you. You have changed my life in so many ways and I will cherish our time together forever.
"Love always - Is brea i gcónaí. Melissa xxx"
Ben, one of Mne Fairbrother's best friends, said:
"Once met, NEVER forgotten! Dave was and will always be a true hero and inspiration to all those who were privileged enough to know him.
"My best friend and soul mate, Dave, you will always remain a part of me forever and I can only hope that I become half the man you are. Goodbye for now. Ben."
James, one of David Fairbrother's best friends, said:
"A true friend, a loyal friend, my best
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friend."
Jaffa, one of David's best friends, said:
"Dave, we met at a good point in both our lives. Your love for life, friends and family was inspiring. We pushed each other to strive for more at every opportunity. You and your cheeky smile will be sorely missed. Brothers forever. "
This memorial has been created in honour of David Fairbrother who made the ultimate sacrifice for his country doing a job he loved. He died a hero and will never be forgotten. May he rest in peace.
Remembrance Messages
On 10th Oct 2011
jacqueline smithson
wrote:
god bless you may you sleep in peace forever a true hero and a dedicated marine you will not be forgottan love from a soldiers mum xx
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Thomas Lang
on 4th Jul 2015
They wrote:
Rest easy soldier. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten. All my best to all our armed forces.
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on 4th Jul 2015
They wrote:
So sorry to hear the news that another of our brave soldiers passed away. My condolences to your family and friends. May you rest in peace.
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David Fairbrother

This is a tribute dedicated to David Fairbrother. Royal Marine David Fairbrother, of Kilo Company, 42 Commando Royal Marines, was tragically killed in action in Afghanistan on 19 September 2011.
Early on the morning of 19 September 2011, Marine Fairbrother deployed as part of Combined Force Nahr-e Saraj in support of an Afghan National Army (ANA) patrol into the village of Old Khorgajat.
Just under two hours into the patrol they were engaged with small arms fire from close range and Marine David Fairbrother was fatally wounded. Despite the best efforts of his colleagues to administer first aid, David died of his wounds.
David's mother, Julie Fairborother, said:
"David, not only are you the...

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