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Patrick William FAHEY

Regimental number3060
Place of birthBrunswick, Victoria
SchoolSt Ambrose School, Brunswick, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer, Tramway Electrical Department
Address26 Falcon Street, Crows Nest, North Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 6.5"
Weight133 lbs
Next of kinMother, Katherine Fahey, 34 Glenmorgan Street, East Brunswick, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date17 August 1915
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 July 1916
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialFromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery (Plot III, Row C, Grave No 7), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Patrick and Catherine FAHEY, 18 Peel Street, Collingwood, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Allotted to and proceeded to join 55th Bn, Tel el Kebir.

Admitted to 14th Field Ambulance, 28 May 1916 (gastritis); transferred to Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 29 May 1916 (influenza); discharged to and rejoined unit, 30 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Killed in action, 20 July 1916.

Note on file: 'austr. sold. Fahey, P.W. Erk.Mrk. 3060. 55.Bn. am 19.7. in Gegend Fromelles gefallen.'

Note on Red Cross File No 1040104: 'German Death List dated 4.11.16. Disc received from Germany and forwarded to N/K 20.6.17.'

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Originally listed as 'No Known Grave' and commemorated at V.C. Corner (Panel No 11), Australian Cemetery, Fromelles; subsequently (2010) identified, and interred in the Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery, France.
Miscellaneous detailsFather's address subsequently 1 Huntington Grove, East Coburg, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, FAHEY Patrick William
Red Cross File No 1040104

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