Informationen zu Geburt

Geburtsjahr:
1892
Geburtsort:
Alexandria, New South Wales, Australia

Allgemeine Informationen

Beruf:
Printer

Informationen zum Armeedienst

Land:
Australia
Truppe:
Australian Imperial Force
Rang:
Sergeant
Dienstnummer:
2632
Einberufung datum:
02/08/1915
Einberufung ort:
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Einheiten:
 —  Australian Infantry, 58th Bn.  (Letzte bekannte Einheit)

Informationen zu Tod

Sterbedatum:
27/09/1917
Sterbeort:
Black Watch Corner, Zonnebeke, Belgien
Todesursache:
Im Kampf gefallen
Alter:
25

Begräbnisplatz

Tyne Cot Cemetery
Grabstelle: LXI
Reihe: E
Grab: 9

Auszeichnungen und Orden 3

1914-15 Star
Medaille — 14/02/1921
British War Medal
Medaille — 16/12/1921
Victory Medal
Medaille — 16/12/1921

Punkte von Interesse 3

#1 Geburtsort
#2 Einberufung ort
#3 "Todesort"

Meine Geschichte

Sergeant John Patrick Fahey served in the Australian Infantry 58th Battalion, which was part of the 15th Brigade of the 5th Australian Division.
The 5th Australian participated in the Battle of Polygon wood that took place from the 26th of September till the 3rd of October. After the first day, the 58th Battalion had halted south of Polygon Wood, between Cameron House and Black Watch Corner.
At noon of the 27th of September, the Battalion was waiting in the assembly trench to be relieved. Relief would be completed in the night between the 27th and 28th of September. German shelling was heavy all day long, and the 58th Battalion had no choice but to wait it out.
When three large shells fell in the trench near Black Watch Corner, where the 58th Battalion was waiting to be relieved, sergeant John Patrick Fahey was killed instantly. He fell along with five machine gunners. He was buried the same day at Black Watch Corner, south of Polygon Wood on 27th of September 1917.
His remains were exhumed after the war and interred at the Tyne Cot Cemetery in Zonnebeke.

Quellen 7

"The Third Ypres Passchendaele. The Day-by-Day Account", McCarthy C., London, Arms & Armour Press, 1995, pg. 88.
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Australian War Memorial
https://www.awm.gov.au/
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CWGC
https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/462705/fahey,-john-patrick/
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National Archives of Australia
http://naa.gov.au/
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The AIF Project
https://aif.adfa.edu.au/aif/
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The Long, Long Trail
http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/
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War Diary A.I.F., 15th Australian Field Artillery Brigade
https://www.awm.gov.au/
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