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Charles Henry FISHER

Regimental number2877
Place of birthBlumburg, South Australia
SchoolPeak Vale Public School, South Australia
AddressMoogoon Road, Goondiwindi, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation35.6
Height5' 11.25"
Weight154.5 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs. Mary Ann Fisher, 'Bon Aview', Koorawatha, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 5 years in the Australian Light Horse; 'left on own accord'.
Enlistment date28 December 1915
Place of enlistmentWarwick, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Light Horse Regiment, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/7/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Malwa on 22 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Light Horse Regiment
FateDied of wounds 9 January 1917
Place of death or woundingRaffa, Egypt
Age at death37
Place of burialKantara War Memorial Cemetery (Row F, Grave No. 119), Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: W. and M.A. FISHER, Koorawatha, New South Wales. Native of South Australia
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine

Wounded in action, Rafa, 9 January 1917 (gun shot wound, back).

Died of wounds, 3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance, 9 January 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNext of kin address incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Bon Ariew, Koorawatha, New South Wales.
SourcesNAA: B2455, FISHER Charles Henry

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