Lieutenant Wilmot Hudson Fysh

Service number 415
Ranks Held Lieutenant, Private
Birth Date 1895-01-07
Birth Place Australia: Tasmania, Launceston
Death Date 1974-04-06
Death Place Australia: New South Wales, Sydney, Paddington
Final Rank Lieutenant
Service Australian Imperial Force
  • Australian Flying Corps
  • No. 1 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918
Gazettes Published in London Gazette in 1919-02-08
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1919-05-23



Date of birth 07 January 1895 CAS search criteria (h fysh or hudson fysh or wilmot hudson)
Other 1911 Served in the School Cadets with the 26th Light Horse Regiment and 70th Ballarat Infnatry.
Other units 1914 3rd Light Horse Regiment.
Date of enlistment 25 August 1914
Date and unit at enlistment (ORs) 26 August 1914 Enlisted as a private in the 3rd Light Horse Regiment.
Date of embarkation 20 October 1914 Embarked at Geelong.
Other units 18 July 1916 1st Light Horse Machine Gun Squadron and served at Gallipoli, and in Egypt and Palestine.
Date promoted 01 August 1916 Promoted to corporal.
Date commissioned 04 January 1917 Second lieutenant.
Date promoted 13 May 1917 Promoted to lieutenant.
Other units 06 July 1917 1 Squadron AFC.
Date promoted 16 October 1917 Flying officer.
Date of recommendation honour or award 1918
Date of honour or award 08 February 1919 Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.
Other 28 February 1919 Graduated as a scout pilot at Heliopolis.
Date returned to Australia 05 March 1919 Arrived at Port Sydney.
Date of discharge 16 June 1919
Other 1920 Founded Qantas.
Date of honour or award 01 June 1953 Appointed Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire.
Date of death 06 April 1974