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Yorkshire supporters to mark Fairfax Gill anniversary

— 20 October 2017

A tribute to Fairfax Gill, who played twice for Yorkshire in 1906 and died of his wounds in France on November 1st 1917, will take place exactly a hundred years after his death.

A group of Yorkshire supporters are meeting up with one of Fairfax’s great nephews, Don Gill from Tickhill, at Headingley at 9am on Wednesday November 1st. They will view the Yorkshire CCC War Memorial plaque which includes his name, before going on to Wakefield, Fairfax’s hometown, to visit the church of St. Andrew and St.Mary, near to his final home at Marsland Terrace, where they will leave white roses at the war memorial which features the name F. Gill. Then it is on to Ossett CC where Fairfax was the respected and popular professional prior to the Great War.

Anyone who is interested in joining the group please contact either Brian Sanderson (Yorkshire Cricket Archives) at loiner1947@gmail.com or Michael Pulford (Northern Cricket Society) michaelpulford@yahoo.co.uk

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