G Eric Fairbairn
(18 August 1888 - 20 June 1915)
1908 The Boat Race - Cambridge University, two seat - First
1908 Olympic Games - Men's Pair - Silver
1911 The Boat Race - Cambridge University, seven seat - Second
(In 1909 he missed the Boat Race because of illness.)
Fairbairn was born in Melbourne and was a nephew of George and Stephen Fairbairn. He was educated at Geelong and at Jesus College, Cambridge.
Stephen Cooper in his book вЂThe Final Whistle: the Great War in Fifteen Players' provides a chapter on Fairbairn.
Regrettably, Eric Fairbairn died in action in World War I on 21 June 1915 at the age of 27.
Andrew Guerin, April 2018