Septimus Clive FISHWICK


FISHWICK, Septimus Clive

Service Number: 190
Enlisted: 15 March 1915, Ballarat, Victoria
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 24th Infantry Battalion
Born: Ballarat, Victoria, 1897
Home Town: Ballarat, Central Highlands, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Turner
Died: Killed in Action, France, 1 September 1918
Cemetery: Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension
Grave ref. Plot 111 Row C Grave 23
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

15 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Ballarat, Victoria
10 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 190, 24th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
10 May 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 190, 24th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Euripides, Melbourne
1 Sep 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 190, 24th Infantry Battalion, Mont St Quentin / Peronne

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Septimus Clive FISHWICK was born in 1897 in Ballarat, Victoria

His parents were Robert FISHWICK and Jemima MERRIT

He enlisted on 15th March, 1915 with the Australian Army -he was with the 24th Battalion, A Company - Unit embarked from Melbourne on board HMAT Euripides on 10th May, 1915.

After completing further training in Egypt, Private Fishwick went ashore at Gallipoli with the 24th Battalion on 4th September 1915 The next 16 weeks were spent sharing duties in the Lone Pine trenches with the 23rd Battalion.  Following the end of the Gallipoli campaign he proceeded to France in March, 1916.  In August, 1916 Private Fishwick was evacuated to an Australian Military Hospital at Harefield, England suffering from a schrapnel wound to the left foot. Rejoining his unit in France in April, 1917, he was appointed to the rank of Lance Corporal.   He was hospitalized several more times over the following year suffering from gun shot, gas shelling wounds.  Promoted to the rank of Corporal in Feb. 1918 he rejoined his Battalion in July.  While taking part in the counter offensive at Mont St. Quentin, Corporal Fishwick was Killed in Action.

He was Killed in Action on 1st September, 1918 - he is buried in Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension & also commemorated on the Australian War memorial & the Ballarat School of Mines Honour Roll

He was awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal & the Victory Medal. 


Ballarat Courier, 19th September, 1918

Corporal Septimus Fishwick.   The sad news was conveyed to Mrs. Fishwick of 1220 South St (late of 220 Ascot St) by the Rev. Morgan Payler that her youngest son, Corporal Septimus Clive Fishwick was killed in action on 1st September.  He had previously been wounded on four occasions and was also badly gassed on 29th March.   In a recent letter to his Mother he said "Don't worry if I go back again and do a bit more and if I have the luck to come through I may have a chance to see you all again"  Corporal Fishwick was one of five brothers on active service.  One brother Ivo Fishwick was recently invalided home and is now in the Caulfield Hospital.  Corporal Fishwick sailed on 8th May, 1915 and had taken part in a great number of battles.  Prior to enlisting he was employed by Messrs. Ronaldson Bros. and Tippet.  He was in his 21st year.