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Vivian William FISHER

Regimental number1322
Place of birthGladstone, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationAssistant Surveyor
AddressDarcy Street, Mount Morgan, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 10.5"
Weight161 lbs
Next of kinFather, David H Fisher, Darcy Street, Mount Morgan, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed as an officer in the Cadets
Enlistment date21 December 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 December 1914
Place of enlistmentMount Morgan, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 7 August 1915
Date of death7 August 1915
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 46), Gallipoli, Turkey

The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.

The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.

The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.

Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Brisbane, 13 February 1915.

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 14 May 1915.

Admitted to No. 1 Stationary Hospital, Lemnos, 21 May 1915 (gun shot wound, lower extremity, 'slight'); discharged to duty, 26 May 1915.

Admitted to No. 2 Stationary Hospital, Lemnos, 4 July 1915 (ingrowing toe nails); discharged to duty, 31 July 1915; rejoined 15th Bn, Gallipoli, 1 August 1915.

Wounded in action, Gallipoli, 7 August 1915; admitted to No. 4 Australian Field Ambulance (shrapnel wound, head); died of wounds, Gallipoli, 7 August 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, FISHER Vivian William

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