Fixter, Tasman (6745)

Place of Birth: Port Melbourne, VIC

Age: 24 years 6 months

Enlistment Details: Thursday, 14 September 1916 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 6745            view online service record

Address:
Rosedale, VIC

Next of Kin:
Elizabeth Fixter (wife)
Rosedale, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Wednesday, 25 October 1916
Ship: HMAT Ulysses A38
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 5th Infantry Battalion – 22nd Reinforcements

Fate:
KIA: Thursday, 20 September 1917
Place: Belgium


Private, 5 Infantry, killed in action 20 September, 1917, Belgium, aged 25, commemorated Hooge Crater Cemetery, Passchendaele, Belgium.

Father: Henry FIXTER, Wife: Mrs Elizabeth FIXTER, born Port Melbourne. He enlisted as a 24-year-old with wife at Rosedale. No circular returned; directories at the time of his birth show his father, Henry, at 112 Princes Street

Comments

  1. Brian Membrey says

    “He was in C.Co., 31 Pltn. I knew him very well, he came from Gippsland, Victoria. On the 20th September we were digging in at Polygon Wood. I was in the next bay to Fixter. A shell dropped in the bay; after the explosion T went into the bay – I saw Fixter and others in the bay lying dead, killed by concussion. We were relieved the next night – the bodies were left at the back of the trench” (Pte A.R.Dandy, 6736, 5th A.I.F)

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