Erle Finlayson Denton FETHERS


FETHERS, Erle Finlayson Denton

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 25 August 1914
Last Rank: Major
Last Unit: 5th Infantry Battalion
Born: Malvern, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 11 May 1887
Home Town: Malvern East, Stonnington, Victoria
Schooling: Malvern Grammar School, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Bank Accountant
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915, aged 27 years
Cemetery: Lone Pine Cemetery, ANZAC
Plot 1, Row F, Grave 7 Headstone inscription reads: In loving memory, son of Mr. & Mrs. J.D. Fethers Melbourne
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World War 1 Service

25 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Captain, 5th Infantry Battalion
21 Oct 1914: Involvement Captain, 5th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
21 Oct 1914: Embarked Captain, 5th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Orvieto, Melbourne
1 Jan 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Major, 5th Infantry Battalion
25 Apr 1915: Involvement Major, SN Officer, 5th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Sharyn Roberts

Son of James Denton Fethers and Amelia Charlotte Fethers of 'Weyanoke', Kooyong Road, Caulfield formerly of Finch Street, East Malvern, Victoria. Brother of Raymond Denton Fethers who returned to Australia on 7 November 1915 having served with the 2nd HQ Signal  Company

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal