William Francis Joseph FOGARTY


FOGARTY, William Francis Joseph

Service Number: 3523
Enlisted: 20 July 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 5th Pioneer Battalion
Born: Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia, June 1897
Home Town: Footscray, Maribyrnong, Victoria
Schooling: St Joseph's Catholic School, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Painter
Died: GSW to face, Queen's Hospital Sidcup, Kent, United Kingdom, 14 October 1917
Cemetery: Brookwood Military Cemetery, Pirbright, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
Grave XI. C. 23.
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

20 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3523, 22nd Infantry Battalion
5 Jan 1916: Involvement Private, SN 3523, 22nd Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
5 Jan 1916: Embarked Private, SN 3523, 22nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Afric, Melbourne
3 Mar 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 5th Pioneer Battalion
14 Oct 1917: Involvement Private, SN 3523, 5th Pioneer Battalion, Third Ypres

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

Death Registration-age may be also incorrect

Deaths Dec 1917   Fogarty Francis W J 18 Bromley 2a 703.

Son of John and Johanna Fogarty of Edgar Street, West Footscray, Victoria.

Address-Edgar Street, West Footscray, Victoria

Previous military service-Senior Compulsory Training
Enlistment date-22 November 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll-20 July 1915.

Unit name-22nd Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number-23/39/2
Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 5 January 1916
Unit from Nominal Roll-5th Pioneer Battalion.

His brother, 3525 Gunner John FOGARTY, 2nd Divisional Ammunition Column, returned to Australia, 22 July 1919.

Honoured on the Bexley Roll of Honour.


Biography contributed by Evan Evans

From AWM

3523 Private (Pte) William Francis Joseph, 22nd Battalion. A painter from of West Footscray, Vic prior to enlistment, Pte Fogarty, then aged sixteen, embarked aboard with the 8th Reinforcements from Melbourne on HMAT Afric on 5 January 1916 along with his brother 3525 Pte John Fogarty . After transferring to the 5th Pioneer Battalion, he was evacuated to England having been wounded in action at Ypres in Belgium. On 14 October 1917 he died from these wounds, aged 18, and was buried in the Brookwood Military Cemetery, England. Pte John Fogarty returned to Australia on 22 July 1919.