Walter Stanley Fisher
From Our Contribution
Kalgoorlie Sun 18 Feb 1917 page 6
|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|
5'8" tall ; 144 lbs|
65.317 kg; fair complexion ; blue eyes ; brown hair
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Mundijong, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||Mother , Mrs Elizabeth Fisher|
|Date of Enlistment||27 Sep 1915|
|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|
Jarrahdale War Memorial |
Mundijong Honour Roll
Jarrahdale Honour Roll
ANZAC Memorial Park (Byford)
Australian War Memorial
British War Medal |
Electoral Roll entries - 1910 a mill hand at the Jarrahdale Board Mill; 1915 mill hand at No. 1 Mill, Jarrahdale.
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.
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 Australian Field Ambulance with dyspepsia, and on 30 July he was transferred to the 1st Anzac Rest Station. With his health improved, on 3 Aug 1916 he rejoined his battalion.
On 8 Aug 1916 when the battalion was withdrawn from the line at Poziéres, Walter was posted as Missing in Action.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 holdng the front line. Thus Walter and his brother Osborne were killed the same day. Walter's Red Cross File provides no additional information.