Tasman Fixter

Fixter TasmanName   Tasman Fixter

Number    Private 6745

Battalion      5th Battalion

Place of Birth   Port Melbourne

Next of Kin   His wife Mrs. Elizabeth Fixter of Rosedale later Lancashire.

Date and place of enlistment  Leongatha 14/9/1916

Physical details on enlistment  Age 24 years 6 months 5’8 ¾ ”, 129 pounds, brown eyes and fair hair

Religion   Presbyterian

Occupation   Labourer

Date and place of death

Killed in action 20/9/1917 at Zillebeke near Passchendaele Belgium

Location of grave or memorial

He was buried at Verbick Farm and later moved to Hooge Crater Cemetery Passchendaele Belgium

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

He enlisted in Leongatha 

Military History

  • He is on the Dumbalk Honour Roll
  • 17/8/16 Dr. Wood signed His medical
  • 25/10/16 He embarked on HMAT Ulysses
  • She was in the 22nd reinforcement of the 5th Battalion
  • From 22/2/17 until he went to France on 25/4/17 he was in Fargo Hospital with bronchitis
  • 20/9/17 He was killed in action
  • Mrs. Elizabeth Fixter must have moved to England as her address in 1921 is

Tabby Nook Newburgh near Wigan Lancashire. She received a pension

A letter says Mrs. T fixter of Boisdale the

  • She received 3 copies of a photo of his grave
  • He nearest female relative medal was sent to Mrs. Susan Fixter of Rosedale
  • In October 1918 Mrs. Fixter writes to army regarding her address, which is Boisdale not Drysdale
  • The widow Elizabeth Fixter received 40/- per fortnight
  • His mother Susan Fixter of Rosedale received 20/- per fortnight
  • Mr. Fixter of Boisdale Gippsland asked for more information on the death of Pte.

Fixter

  • His wife received medals, scroll and plaque

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