Samuel FIELDEN

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FIELDEN, Samuel

Service Number: 667
Enlisted: 17 February 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 32nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Hawker, South Australia, 11 April 1883
Home Town: Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Baker
Died: Killed in Action, Bapaume, France, 10 December 1916, aged 33 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Kadina & District WW1 Roll of Honor, Kadina Town Hall WW1 & WW2 Roll of Honour, Kadina War Memorial Arch, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

17 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
9 Jun 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 667, 43rd Infantry Battalion
9 Jun 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 667, 43rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Afric, Adelaide
10 Dec 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 667, 32nd Infantry Battalion

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Biography

"...667 Private Samuel Fielden, 43rd Battalion. A baker from Kadina, South Australia, prior to enlistment, he embarked from Adelaide on 9 June 1916 aboard HMAT Afric for disembarkation in Marseilles, France, and travel to England for training. Following training he embarked for the Western Front, France, and was transferred to the 32nd Battalion near Saint Quentin. Pte Fielden was killed in action near Bapaume, France, on 10 December 1916. He has no known grave and he is commemorated on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France. He was aged 33 years." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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