Arthur Henry FORTESCUE

Regimental number6455
Date of birth14 March 1884
Place of birthFreshwater, England
ReligionChurch of England
Address'Gladysvale', Gayndah, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinLionel H Fortescue, 'Gladysvale,' Gayndah, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed in the NSW Citizen's Bushmen Contingent.
Enlistment date1 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit nameInfantry Brigade Train 7, Company 17
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/36/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 24 May 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Division Train

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: Education Service
Promotion date: 31 January 1918


Unit: Education Service
Promotion date: 30 April 1919

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Second Supplement No. 30107 (1 June 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169 (4 October 1917).
Recommendation date: 4 March 1917

Meritorious Service Medal

Recommendation date: 20 September 1917

FateReturned to Australia 18 July 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance

Meritorious Service Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57
Date: 18 April 1918

Other details

Medals: Meritorious Service Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II as N348941 (23rd Bn, Volunteer Defence Corps).
Date of death4 December 1965
Age at death82
Place of burialGulgong Cemetery, New South Wales