William John FANCEY

FANCEY, William John

Service Number: 2272
Enlisted: 29 July 1915, Broadmeadows, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 46th Infantry Battalion
Born: Ballarat, Victoria, April 1870
Home Town: Fitzroy, Yarra, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Coach driver
Died: Natural causes, Melbourne, Victoria, 12 August 1936
Cemetery: Fawkner Memorial Park Cemetery, Victoria
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World War 1 Service

29 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2272, Broadmeadows, Victoria
14 Mar 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2272, 29th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Anchises, Melbourne
14 Mar 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2272, 29th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
20 Apr 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 46th Infantry Battalion
17 Dec 1917: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 2272, 46th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"2272 Private William John Fancey, 29th Battalion from North Fitzroy, Victoria. A 45 year old coach driver prior to enlisting on 29 July 1915, he embarked for overseas with the 4th Reinforcements from Melbourne on 14 March 1916 aboard HMAT Anchises (A68). Following further training in Egypt, he proceeded to France in June 1916. Shortly after arriving, he was evacuated to England for medical treatment and then later returned to Australia and discharged medically unfit for further service on 17 December 1917..." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)