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Fawcett, William Charles (1519)

Place of Birth: Port Melbourne, VIC

Age: 20 years 5 months

Enlistment Details: Monday, 29 March 1915 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 1519            view online service record

Swan Hotel, Church Street
Richmond, VIC

Next of Kin:
William Fawcett (father)
Swan Hotel, Church Street
Richmond, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Saturday, 8 May 1915
Ship: HMAT Euripides A14
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 23rd Infantry Battalion – 1st Reinforcements

KIA: Monday, 20 September 1915
Place: Gallipoli

William Charles Fawcett. AWM DA08227.

Private, 23 Infantry, killed in action 20 September, 1915, Gallipoli, aged 20, commemorated Lone Pine Memorial.

Parents: William Charles and Elizabeth FAWCETT, born Port Melbourne, educated Montague Street SS, South Melbourne, 31 Ingles Street. He enlisted as a 20-year-old farm hand with his and his father’s address as the Swan Hotel, Richmond. Circular returned by his father from Flinders Street, Melbourne nominated Richmond as his late son’s place of association. Directories at the time of his birth show the family at 508 City Road, South Melbourne. A brother, 499. James Joseph FAWCETT served with the 5th Infantry after earlier being rejected, father shown at 7 Patterson Place, South Melbourne.

Additional research by Brian Membrey

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