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William Archibald FISHER

Regimental number3292
Place of birthKent, England
ReligionChurch of England
AddressSouthbrook, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 11.5"
Weight147 lbs
Next of kinMrs W. Harris, Pedlings, Hythe Kent, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date28 July 1915
Place of enlistmentToowoomba, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 21 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 4 July 1918
Place of burialVillers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row B, Grave No. 2), Fouilloy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Admitted to No 1 Australian General Hospital, Egypt, 21 January 1916 (tonsillitis); transferred to Helouan Convalescent Depot, 31 January 1916; discharged to duty, 2 February 1916.

Taken on strength of 15th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 6 March 1916.

Admitted to No 4 Field Ambulance, Serapeum, 1 May 1916 (influenza); discharged, 7 May 1916; rejoined unit, 8 May 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 44 Casualty Clearing Station, 9 August 1916 (gunshot wound, left shoulder, severe); transferred to No 12 General Hospital, Rouen, 10 August 1916; to England, 12 August 1916; to Military Hospital, Bramshott, 13 August 1916; to Summerdown Camp Military Convalescent Hospital, Eastbourne, 11 September 1916; discharged, 12 October 1916.

Reported to AIF Headquarters, London, 12 October 1916, and granted furlough the same day; marched into No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 30 October 1916.

Marched into 4th Training Bn, Codford, 31 October 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 3 May 1917; marched into 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 4 May 1917.

Rejoined 15th Bn, 8 May 1917.

Wounded in action (2nd occasion), 21 October 1917, and admitted to No 3 Australian Field Ambulance the same day (shrapnel wound, head); transferred to No 2 Stationary Hospital, Abbeville, 22 October 1917; to England, 24 October 1917; to Dunston War Hospital, Northampton, 29 October 1917; discharged to furlough, 27 December 1917; marched into No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 28 December 1917, and classified 'B1A3'.

Marched into Overseas Training Bde, Longbridge Deverill, 17 January 1918.

Marched into 12th Training Bn, Codford, 28 January 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 26 March 1918; marched into Australian Intermediate Base Depot, Le Havre, 27 March 1918.

Proceeded to unit, 5 April 1918; rejoined 15th Bn, 11 April 1918.

Killed in action, 4 July 1918.

Buried by Reverend A.A. Ayden, attached 12th Bn, 10 July 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, FISHER William Archibald

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