John Joseph (Jack) FAHEY


FAHEY, John Joseph

Service Number: 2528
Enlisted: 27 April 1916, Charleville, Queensland
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 47th Infantry Battalion
Born: Toowoomba, Queensland, 24 December 1895
Home Town: Warra, Western Downs, Queensland
Schooling: Warra State School
Occupation: Locomotive Fireman
Died: Killed in Action, Dernacourt, France, 27 March 1918, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension
Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Dernancourt, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Queensland Railways Toowoomba Employees Roll of Honour, Warra War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

27 Apr 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2528, 47th Infantry Battalion, Charleville, Queensland
19 Sep 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2528, 47th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
19 Sep 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2528, 47th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Seang Choon, Brisbane
27 Mar 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 2528, 47th Infantry Battalion, Dernancourt/Ancre

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"...2528 Corporal John Joseph (Jack) Fahey 47th Battalion of Charleville, QLD. Cpl Fahey, aged 21, enlisted on 27 April 1916 and embarked from Brisbane on 19 September 1916 on board HMAT Seang Choon. Cpl Fahey was killed in action on 27 March 1918, in Dernacourt, a village on the River Ancre in France. The 47th Bn, along with the other units of the 12th Brigade and the 13th Brigade held the initial positions around Dernacourt on 27 March 1918, and the next day the Germans launched their first attack on the Australian positions. This was followed by a month of German attacks and Australian counter attacks with both sides suffering large numbers of casualties." - SOURCE (