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Rupert John FISHER

Regimental number9393
Place of birthStoney Point, Gunning, New South Wales
Place of birthGunning, New South Wales
SchoolPublic School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressStoney Point, Gunning, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 9.5"
Weight160 lbs
Next of kinFather, W Fisher, Stoney Point, Gunning, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date11 August 1915
Place of enlistmentGoulburn, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 5, Brigade Ammunition Column
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/33/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A45 Bulla on 25 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Field Artillery Brigade
FateDied of wounds 2 May 1917
Place of death or woundingBullecourt, France
Age at death26.9
Place of burialGrevillers British Cemetery (Plot II, Row B, Grave No. 13), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
13
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on St Edmund's Anglican Church Roll of Honour, Gunning, New South Wales: 'In memory of the men of this Parish who made the supreme sacrifice of their life in the fight for Truth and Freedom.' Parents: William and Emma Jane FISHER, Stoney Point, Gunning, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Disembarked Suez, 21 December 1915, and proceeded to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force.

Transferred to 20th Battery, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade, Moascar, 10 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 25 March 1916.

Transferred to 22nd Field Artillery Brigade, 13 May 1916.

Mustered as Driver, 1 September 1916.

Transferred to 12th Battery, 4th Field Artillery Brigade, 26 January 1917; taken on strength, 27 January 1917.

Wounded in action, 1 May 1917 (shell wounds, face, legs, head, right arm), and admitted to No 3 Australian Casualty Clearing Station.

Died of wounds, 2 May 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, FISHER Rupert John

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