William Henry Fielding

First Name: 
William
Middle Name: 
Henry
Last Name: 
Fielding
Mother's Name: 
Margaret Fielding nee Hegarty
Father's Name: 
John Fielding
Date Enlisted: 
Sunday, February 27, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Sapper
Rank at Discharge: 
Sapper
Unit: 
Tunnelling Company 4
Company: 
Headquarters 1
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Thursday, June 6, 1968
Place of Death: 
Balgownie, N.S.W.
Details: 

William Fielding (Service No 3598) was born in Balgownie, N.S.W. around 1897.

At enlistment William was single, 21 years old, worked as a miner,and lived in Balgownie; he had served with the Militia.

He embarked fromSydney on HMAT A69 Warialda with Tunnel Company 4, Headquarter 1, on 22nd May 1916. He arrived in England on 18th July 1916 and then France on 29th August 1916.

William joined 1st Tunnel Company on 30th September 1916 and served on the Western Front. 

On 8th October 1918 he was wounded in action and evacuated to England for treatment of to a gunshot wound to his right thigh.

Invalided back to Australia in March 1919 for further treatment he was discharged medically unfit on 6th September 1919.

In October 1920 he married Mabel Towner and they raised 2 daughters.

William died in Wollongong, N.S.W. in 1968.  His service is commorated on the Balgownie War Memorial 1914-1918.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, FIELDING W H

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