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Walde Gerard FISHER

Regimental number1787
Place of birthHorsham, Victoria
SchoolIpswich Grammar School, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationUndergraduate
AddressSt John's College, Kangaroo Point, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Rhoda Edith Fisher, The Rectory, Redcliffe, Queensland
Previous military service3rd Infantry; He held a commission in the 7th Moreton Regiment, Citizen Military Forces, Brisbane, Queensland.
Enlistment date28 February 1916
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name42nd Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/59/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A42 Boorara on 16 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
FateKilled in Action 5 April 1918
Place of death or woundingSailly-le-Sec, Somme Sector, France
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialHeilly Station Cemetery (Plot II, Row I, Grave No. 15), Mericourt-L'Abbe, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
135
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on University of Queensland Roll of Honour ('Pro Patria Ceciderunt'; They fell for their Country), St Lucia, Queensland. Parents: C.R. and Rhoda Edith FISHER, The Rectory, Redcliffe, Queensland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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