William George FAIRBROTHER

FAIRBROTHER, William George

Service Number: 2055
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 33rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Hollymount, Ballaghmore, Roscrea, Ireland, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Gunnedah, Gunnedah, New South Wales
Schooling: Kyle, Roscrea, Ireland
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Messines, Belgium, 16 July 1917, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Bethleem Farm West Cemetery, Belgium
Grave B. 17., Bethleem Farm West Cemetery, Flanders, Belgium
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

24 Aug 1916: Involvement Private, 2055, 33rd Infantry Battalion
24 Aug 1916: Embarked Private, 2055, 33rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Anchises, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

33rd Bn.,Australian Infantry, A.I.F.

He was 30 and the son of John H. and Mary Ellen Fairbrother, of Hollymount, Ballaghmore, Roscrea, Ireland.

He is remembered on the war memorial in St. Cronan's Church, Roscrea.

Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

Age on arrival in Australia-25

Address-Collibel, Gunnedah, New South Wales

Enlistment date-22 March 1916
Place of enlistment-Narrabri, New South Wales
AWM Embarkation Roll number-23/50/2

Age at embarkation-27

Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 24 August 1916.

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 24 August 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 11 August 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 21 November 1916.

Sources-NAA: B2455, FAIRBROTHER William George