Service Number: 1931
Enlisted: 11 June 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 17th Infantry Battalion
Born: Caistor, Lincolnshire, England, October 1893
Home Town: Woodford, Blue Mountains Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Carpenter
Died: Killed in Action, France, Australia, 6 June 1916
Cemetery: Brewery Orchard Cemetery, Bois-Grenier
Plot IV, Row C, Grave No. 6 Headstone IN LOVING MEMORY OF JOHN YOUNGEST SON OF MR. & MRS. FIDDLING, Brewery Orchard Cemetery, Bois-Grenier, Lille, Nord Pas de Calais, France, Karrakatta General Cemetery, Karrakatta, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

11 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 1931, 17th Infantry Battalion
9 Aug 1915: Involvement Private, 1931, 17th Infantry Battalion
9 Aug 1915: Embarked Private, 1931, 17th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Runic, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Stephen Brooks

John or ‘Jack’ Fiddling was the son of William and Fanny Lavinia Fiddling, of Woodford, New South Wales. The family had come out from Lincolnshire, England sometime after 1911.

His oldest brother Charles Fiddling died of wounds near Fromelles on 19 July 1916.