George Melrose FISH

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FISH, George Melrose

Service Number: 99
Enlisted: 19 August 1914
Last Rank: Lance Sergeant
Last Unit: 2nd Field Ambulance
Born: North Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia, 1891
Home Town: Alvie, Colac-Otway, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Salesman
Died: Wound to the left leg, 3rd Casualty Clearing Station, France, 1 August 1916
Cemetery: Puchevillers British Cemetery
Plot II, Row B, Grave 64. Chaplain W. Woodburn officiated. Headstone inscription reads: In loving memory of my dear son aged 25 rest in peace
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Colac Soldier's Memorial, Kensington ANA Flemington Branch No69 Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

19 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 99, 2nd Field Ambulance
19 Oct 1914: Involvement Private, SN 99, 2nd Field Ambulance, Battle for Pozières
19 Oct 1914: Embarked Private, SN 99, 2nd Field Ambulance, HMAT Wiltshire, Melbourne
5 Feb 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 2nd Field Ambulance
26 Nov 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Sergeant, 2nd Field Ambulance
29 Jul 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Lance Sergeant, SN 99, Wounds to the left leg
1 Aug 1916: Involvement SN 99, 2nd Field Ambulance, Battle for Pozières

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of George Jonathan and Harriet Elizabeth FISH, 2 Nash Street, Brunswick East.

Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of George Jonathon Fish and Harriet E. Fish (later known as Lowery of QLD) nee Strachan of 'Alvie', Colac, Victoria. Brother of Charles Vivian Fish who died of wounds on the 17 April 1918 while serving with the 2nd Field Ambulance and was buried in the  Ebblinghem Military Cemetery. Plot 1, Row C, Grave 28

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