Edward Leo Phair was the only son of Richard and Margaret Phair. He was born in the Pomeroy area near Cookstown on 22nd April 1890. By the time of the 1901 census, the family had moved to Portrush. Both Edward and his father were general labourers. Edward worked as a gardener at the Northern Counties Hotel in Portrush prior to enlisting. Private Phair was seriously wounded and was taken to a casualty clearing station where he died of his wounds on 10th October 1917.
The cemetery is located to the north-west of Poperinge near Krombeke. From Ieper follow the directions to Poperinge along the by-pass. At the end of the by-pass at the traffic lights turn right into Oostlaan. Follow Oostlaan over the roundabout to the end of the road. Turn left into Veurnestraat and follow along here to the first turning on the right. (From Poperinge centre, follow the directions to Veurne along the Veurnestraat to the second turning on the left.) Turn into Sint-Bertinusstraat and follow this road up the rise and round a left hand bend. After the bend, take the right hand turning in the direction of Krombeke along the Krombeekseweg. Follow the Krombeekseweg past the "De Lovie" centre where the road name changes to Leeuwerikstraat and then past a cafe on the left. Approximately 500 meters after the cafe on the left, you will see a sign for the cemetery pointing to a track on the right into the woods. The cemetery is along here at the end of the track.