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William Thomas FISHER

Regimental number1709
Place of birthWangoon, near Warrnambool , Victoria
SchoolState School, Camperdown, Victoria
AddressHopetoun Street, Camperdown, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 6"
Weight134 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Ada Fisher, Hopetoun Street, Camperdown, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date20 July 1915
Place of enlistmentColac, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentActing Corporal
Unit name29th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 29 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 4 July 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death29
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialCrucifix Corner Cemetery (Plot V, Row E, Grave No. 4), Villers-Bretonneux, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry and Elizabeth FISHER; husband of Mrs A.R. FISHER, Hopetown Street, Camperdown, Victoria. Native of Wangoom, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Promoted Extra Duty Pay Corporal, 29 December 1915.

Marched out of 8th Training Bn, Zeitoun, 4 March 1916; taken on strength of 14th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 4 March 1916, and reverts to the rank of Private the same day.

Promoted Lance Corporal, 18 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 1 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 8 June 1916.

Wounded in action 8 August 1916; admitted to No 2 Field Ambulance, 9 August 1916 (shrapnel wounds, right shoulder and left leg), and reverts to the rank of Lance Corporal the same day; transferred to No 12 General Hospital, Rouen, 10 August 1916; to England, 13 August 1916; to No 3 London General Hospital, Wandsworth, 14 August 1916; to No 2 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, 12 October 1916; discharged to furlough, 24 October 1916; marched into No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 10 November 1916, and classified Class 'A'.

Marched into 4th Training Bn, Codford, 7 November 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 16 January 1917; marched into 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, 17 January 1917.

Proceeded to unit, 20 January 1917; rejoined 14th Bn, 21 January 1917.

Promoted Temporary Corporal, 4 February 1917.

Promoted Corporal, 27 February 1917.

Promoted Sergeant, 21 April 1917.

Detached for duty in England, 1 October 1917; attached for duty with Permanent Cadre of 4th Training Bn, England, 6 October 1917.

Marched into 13th Training Bn, Codford, 3 November 1917.

On Command at Drill Course, Jellalahad Barracks, Tidworth, 5 November 1917; marched into 13th Training Bn, Codford, 24 November 1917.

Marched out of 13th Training Bn, 31 March 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 1 April 1918; marched into Base Depot, Calais, 1 April 1918.

Proceeded to unit, 4 April 1918; rejoined 14th Bn, 15 April 1918.

Killed in action, 4 July 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, FISHER William Thomas

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