James Watkins FISK

Badge Number: MS105, Sub Branch: Glenelg

FISK, James Watkins

Service Numbers: 3547, 797
Enlisted: 8 March 1915, Enlisted at Keswick, SA
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 5th Pioneer Battalion
Born: Goodwood, South Australia, 16 June 1896
Home Town: St Peters (SA), Norwood Payneham St Peters, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, July 1963, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Macquarie Park Cemetery & Crematorium, North Ryde, New South Wales
A J Hare Lawn area, Row 22, Grave 0023. Interred on the 27 July 1963. Commemorated with a plaque in the NSW Garden of Remembrance
Memorials: Adelaide Treasurer and Chief Secretary Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

8 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 3547, 27th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Keswick, SA
31 May 1915: Involvement Private, 797, 27th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '15' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Geelong embarkation_ship_number: A2 public_note: ''
31 May 1915: Embarked Private, 797, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Geelong, Adelaide
8 Jun 1918: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 5th Pioneer Battalion, From the 27th Battalion
11 Nov 1918: Involvement Private, 797, 5th Pioneer Battalion
2 May 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, 3547, 5th Pioneer Battalion, Discharged at the 4th Military District

World War 2 Service

23 Jul 1940: Enlisted Sydney, NSW

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of John William Fisk and Eva Jane Fisk nee Bates of 49 Third Avenue, St Peters, SA. Brother of Eva Fisk, Fred Thurlow Fisk who was killed in action while serving with the 13th Battalion on 26 September 1917 and is buried in Hooge Crater Cemetery. Plot 1, Row E, Grave 5, Tom Austin Fisk, Harold Leslie Fisk who returned to Australia on 4 July 1919 having served with the 5th Pioneer Battalion, Gertrude Talbot Fisk and Olive Millicent Fisk

During 1923 James married Gwendoline M. Jeanes in Sydney, NSW

Commenced return to Australia on 18 January 1919 aboard SS Ulysses disembarking on the 9 March 1919

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