Edward Wilkie FYSH

FYSH, Edward Wilkie

Service Number: 3643
Enlisted: 24 August 1915, Enlisted at Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Lance Sergeant
Last Unit: 5th Divisional Signal Company
Born: Balaclava, Victoria, Australia, 1887
Home Town: Toorak, Stonnington, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Telegraphic Mechanic
Died: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 14 January 1962, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Springvale Garden of Remembrance & Crematorium, Victoria
Interred on the 16 January 1962 in the Thomas Simmons Lawn, Row CG, Grave 45. Held in perpetuity for all time
Memorials: Hawthorn Postmaster General's Department Victoria 1
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World War 1 Service

24 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 3643, 2nd Divisional Signal Company, Enlisted at Melbourne, Victoria
23 Nov 1915: Involvement Sapper, SN 3643, 2nd Divisional Signal Company
23 Nov 1915: Embarked Sapper, SN 3643, 2nd Divisional Signal Company, HMAT Ceramic, Melbourne
9 May 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Corporal, 5th Divisional Signal Company, From the 2nd Divisional Signal Company
9 May 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 5th Divisional Signal Company, Promoted on transfer
15 Apr 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Sergeant, 5th Divisional Signal Company
7 Feb 1920: Discharged AIF WW1, Lance Sergeant, SN 3643, 5th Divisional Signal Company, Discharged at the 3rd Military District as medically unfit

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Edward Thomas Fysh and Florence Annette Fysh nee Button of Grange Road, Toorak, Victoria. Brother of Kathleen Maud Fysh, Florence Muriel Fysh and Constance Eileen Fysh

Recommended on 4 March 1918 for work between late September 1917 and October 1917. London Gazette on 17 June 1918, page 7178, position 116 and the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette on 7 November 1918, page 2114, position 81

Husband of Ivy Fysh nee Coles. On 26 March 1919 Edward married Ivy in the Hordle Parish Church, Lymington, Southampton, England. Vicar E.P. Boyd Smith officiated

Commenced return to Australia on 20 June 1919 aboard HT Konigin Freidersch disembarking on the 6 August 1919

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