Simon Fahey PORTER MC


PORTER, Simon Fahey

Service Number: 4632
Enlisted: 1 September 1915
Last Rank: Captain
Last Unit: 15th Infantry Battalion
Born: Mackay, Queensland, Australia, October 1886
Home Town: Mount Morgan, Rockhampton, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: School Teacher
Died: Died of wounds received Le Hamel, United Kingdom, 25 November 1918
Cemetery: Brookwood Military Cemetery, Pirbright, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
Plot IV, Row J, Grave No. 22, Surrey, England
Memorials: Eton War Memorial, Homebush & District Honor Board, Mackay Cenotaph, Mackay Old Town Hall Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

1 Sep 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, SN 4632, 15th Infantry Battalion
21 Dec 1916: Involvement 15th Infantry Battalion
21 Dec 1916: Embarked 15th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Wandilla, Brisbane
7 Apr 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 15th Infantry Battalion, GSW to knee
11 Apr 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 15th Infantry Battalion
20 Oct 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Captain, 15th Infantry Battalion
7 Jul 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Captain, 15th Infantry Battalion, SW to Chest and back Succumbed to wounds 25/11/1918 England.
7 Aug 1918: Honoured Military Cross, Broodseinde Ridge, For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty at Zonnebeke on the 28th September 1917. He was in command of a company during an attack, and led his men with splendid courage and coolness to the final objective. He consolidated the captured position most skilfully, and his cheerful bearing and fearlessness were a splendid example to his men throughout
25 Nov 1918: Involvement Captain, 15th Infantry Battalion

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