Charles Edward FIELDHOUSE (1869-1956)

9th Infantry Brigade AIF


Colonial Auxillary Medal


Warrant Officer First Class: 1 Charles Edward FIELDHOUSE. (Aboriginal Serviceman)

Born: 10th March 1869. Camden, New South Wales, Australia. Birth Cert:9216/1869.

Married: 1889. Armidale, New South Wales, Australia. Marriage Cert:2816/1889.

Wife: Francis Caroline Fieldhouse. nee Gong See. (Chinese) (1875-1955) Born Armidale, N.S.W. Birth Cert:6831/1875. and Died Redfern N.S.W. Death Cert:21365/1955.

Died: 1956. Newtown, New South Wales, Australia. Death Cert:20950/1956.

Father: George Fieldhouse. (No Records)

Mother: Margaret (Mary) Fieldhouse. nee. (No Records)


Charles Edward Fieldhouse, enlisted with the 33rd Infantry Regiment (N.S.W Irish Rifles) in 1912. Charles was the first man to enlist with the Regiment, his service number was 1. As a Sergeant he was a Champion Shot and was promoted to Warrant Officer 1st Class and was presented with the Colonial Auxiliary Forces Long Service Medal on the 7th of September 1922. Charles was probably the Regimental Sergeant Major of the Battalion as his rank was Warrant Officer First Class. He received his long service medal with Sergeant: 2 A GENDLE 33rd Battalion and Sergeant: 3 Edward John LOCKYER 33rd Battalion. All were members of the 33rd Battalion, 2nd Military District. The Colonial Auxiliary Forces Medal was instituted by Queen Victoria for service in the colonies. The medal was issue to volunteer forces and only 1199 medals were issued to Australians. The issue of this medal ceased during the reign of King George the 5th. His Colonial Auxilary Medal and his son Phillips British War Medal were both acquired in 2003 and were both in the collection until I re-sold Philips Medal back to the Fieldhouse Family in 2014.


Charles and Francis Fieldhouse were married in Armidale NSW and had 5 children. They lived together at Donnelly Street Armidale. Phillip Edward Fieldhouse born 1900, at Armidale, N.S.W. Birth Cert:929/1900. Marguerite I Fieldhouse born 11/09/1901 at Armidale, N.S.W. Birth Cert:29380/1901 and died 29/03/1996 at Sydney, N.S.W. Linda G Fieldhouse born 1903 at Armidale, N.S.W. Birth Cert:27805/1903. Una G Fieldhouse born 1905 at Armidale, N.S.W. Birth Cert:20417/1905. Nellie D Fieldhouse born 08/01/1912 at Armidale, N.S.W. Birth Cert:1050/1912.

Phillip Edward Fieldhouse


Private: 67384 Phillip Edward FIELDHOUSE. (Aboriginal Serviceman)

Born: 11th December 1900. Armidale, New South Wales, Australia. Birth Cert:929/1899.

Married 1: 1922. Tenterfield, New South Wales, Australia. Marriage Cert:8496/1922.

Wife 1: Harriet Violet Fieldhouse. nee: Anderson. (1906-1965)

Married 2: 1942. Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Marriage Cert:19877/1943.

Married 2: Margaret Catherine Fieldhouse. nee: Sheehan Alias Margaret Catherine Lally (1915-

Died: 4th May 1971. Carringbah, New South Wales, Australia. Death Cert:2406/1971.

Charles Edward Fieldhouse. (Aboriginal) (1869-1956)

Mother: Francis Caroline Fieldhouse. nee: Gong See. (Chinese) (1875-1955)


Phillip Edward Fieldhouse enlisted with the 25th General Service Reserve Battalion on the 20th August 1918, he enlisted whilst still serving with the 13th Battalion Senior Cadets where he had served for 4 years. Phillip was an apprentice baker at Scott and Son's Armidale when he enlisted. He lived with his parents and 4 sisters in Donnelly Street, Armidale. Phillip enlisted at the Armidale Recruitment Depot and was directed by Lieutenant McCarthy to report to Victoria Barracks in Sydney on the 21st of August 1918. Phillip completed his training at the Recruitment Depot at Liverpool in B Company, before being transfered to the General Service Reserve "N" on the 5th of November 1918. He was discharged 5 weeks later after the armistace was declared, he was discharged on the 12th of December 1918. Phillip was on route to Europe when the war ended and therfore only received the British War Medal which was his only entitlement. His medal was acquired with his fathers long service medal which is in the collection. Phillip lodged a claim for repatriation benefits on the 22nd of October 1964. Ref: QM30488. To J.H. Greenwood. Deputy Commisioner Repatriation Department NSW Branch The Grace Building, 77 York Street, Syndey, NSW ph: 20234.

Family Information

In Harriets parents obituaries in 1945 and 1947, Harriet is referred to as Violet,"Mrs J Walters,of Darlinghurst",and "Mrs J Walters of Sydney",and not Mrs Fieldhouse. Phillip Edward Fieldhouse is recorded as marrying Margaret Catherine Sheehan in Sydney,NSW in 1943, so it is assumed that he and Violet divorced prior to this time.

The Kirkpatrick Family Genealogies

Phillips British War Medal was sold back to the Fieldhouse family in April 2014 after I was contacted by lisa Fieldhouse who provided me with family research and photos of her family. This is the first medal I have returned to the family from the Harrower Collection.

Phillip and Margaret Fieldhouse

Phillip and Harriet Fieldhouse were married in 1922 and had 3 children. Alfred Edward (Big Ted) Fieldhouse born 1922. Daphine Fieldhouse Joan Fieldhouse  Phillip remarried Phillip and Harriet Fieldhouse were married in 1942 and had 4 children. Edith Fieldhouse born 1938. Edward Phillip Fieldhouse born 26/06/1937. Douglas John Fieldhouse (Senior) born 06/03/1940. Judith Anne Fieldhouse born 10/10/1944.

Margaret Catherine Sheehan was born in 1915 at Nowra N.S.W. and changed her name to Margaret Catherine Lally. She was living in the Care Of E.J. Slack-Smith at "Beeantha", Nelia NW Line on the 17th August 1955 and in Dimbulah on the 27th March 1958.

Lisa Fieldhouse (wearing Phillip Fieldhouse's WW1 Medal) and Doug Fieldhouse. Anzac Day 2014.

(Photos and family history; Lisa Fieldhouse, Western Australia)

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Under Construction; 12/05/2005-30/04/2016.

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