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Ambrose Fahey


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Serial No. 2770

Camel Corps & 15th Light Horse Regiment


Ambrose Fahey - Information

Ambrose Fahey was a member of a family from Appin, where he was born c1872. He married the love of his life, Eleanor Standen in Albion Park in 1897. They got to work on their family, beginning with Reginald (1901), Frank (1903), Myrtle (1905), Eleanor (1908) and Raymond (1910). When the war commenced, Ambrose was living in Parramatta with his wife and children, and was working as a contract worker. He then decided to enlist in the AIF in Parramatta on the 26th of March 1917, aged 41. Ambrose began his training at the Showground Camp in Sydney, before being posted to the Camel Corps at Menangle Park. His unit left Sydney on the 9th of May 1917 upon the HMAT Port Sydney.

Ambrose disembarked at Suez in June, and was marched out to Moascar Camp. In July, he was stationed to the ANZAC Reserve Depot, and by September he joined the 3rd ANZAC Battalion, Camel Corps performing patrols throughout Palestine. In July 1918, Ambrose was transferred to the 15th Light Horse Regiment, conducting operations in Jordan and Syria, pursuing the Turks until they surrendered on the 30th of October. Completing his tour of duty, he began his journey home to Australia at the end of August in 1919.