DOB: 14 July 1886
Died: 26 February 1943
From: South Ballarat
Number: 13 1914
Formerly captain of South Ballarat, Fairbairn was transferred to the city for work before the 1910 season and joined Melbourne. He came to the club with a huge reputation but never lived up to it.
After his career ended he spent six years serving on Cranbourne council.