Walter Stanley Fisher

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Walter Stanley Fisher
Fisher Water Stanley.jpg
Kalgoorlie Sun 18 Feb 1917 page 6
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Personal Information
Date of Birth not known 1885
Place of Birth Araluen, New South Wales
Death 6 Aug 1916
Place of Death Poziéres, France
Age at Enlistment 30 years, 7 months
Description 5'8" tall ; 144 lbs
65.317 kg
; fair complexion ; blue eyes ; brown hair
Occupation Labourer
Religion Church of England
Address Mundijong, Western Australia
Next of Kin Mother , Mrs Elizabeth Fisher
Military Information
Reg Number 4272
Date of Enlistment 27 Sep 1915
Rank Private
Unit/Formation 16th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement transferred to 48th Battalion / 12th Brigade, 4th Division
Date of Embarkation 29 Jan 1916 ‒ 26 Feb 1916
Ship Embarked On HMAT A54 Runic
Fate Killed in Action 6 Aug 1916
Monument Jarrahdale War Memorial
Mundijong Honour Roll
Villers-Bretonneux Memorial
Jarrahdale Honour Roll
ANZAC Memorial Park (Byford)
Australian War Memorial
Medals British War Medal
Victory Medal

Pre War

Electoral Roll entries - 1910 a mill hand at the Jarrahdale Board Mill; 1915 mill hand at No. 1 Mill, Jarrahdale.

War Service

Following initial training at Blackboy Hill camp, Walter and his reinforcement draft travelled to Egypt where on 26 Feb 1916 he was taken on strength of the 16th Battalion at Zeitoun. As part of the establishment of two new Division, on 2 Apr 1916 he was transferred to the 48th Battalion at Serapeum.

With the rest of the battalion, Walter boarded HMT Caledonia in Alexandria on 2 Jun 1916 for Marseilles, arriving there on 9 Jun 1916. On 28 Jul 1916 he was admitted to 12th Field Ambulance with dyspepsia, and on 30 July he was transferred to the 1st Anzac Rest Station. With his health improved, he rejoined the battalion on 3 Aug 1916.

On 8 Aug 1916 when the battalion was withdrawn from the line at Poziéres, Walter was posted as Missing in Action. A Board of Enquiry held nine months later decided that he had been Killed in Action on 6 Aug 1916 during the very heavy bombardment that occurred while the 48th Battalion was holding the front line. Thus Walter and his brother Osborne were killed the same day. Walter's Red Cross File provides no additional information. [1]

  • 48th Battalion panel Villers-Bretonneux Memorial
  • Linton Reynolds photo 2015
King's Park Memorial walk, May drive


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