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Piero Francis Fiaschi (1879–1948)

The funeral of Dr. Piero Francis Bruno Fiaschi, O.B.E., M.D., took place from St. James' Church, King Street, at 2 p.m. yesterday.

Dr. F. A. Maguire, who gave the funeral address, said that Dr. Fiaschi was a "casualty of the gas shortage."

Dr. Fiaschi was badly burnt a fortnight ago when a spirit stove he was lighting exploded. He was taken to Sydney Hospital, where he died last Monday night.

Dr. Fiaschi was born on March 5, 1879. at Windsor, N.S.W.

He graduated an M.D. from Columbia University, New York, and later from the College of Surgeons, England, early this century.

During World War I he served at Gallipoli and in France in the Light Horse, and then as a special surgeon.

Later he was with the militia for 25 years. He commanded the 8th Field Ambulance and 4th Cavalry Field Ambulance Divisions. He was A.D.M.S. of the 1st Cavalry Division.

His wife, daughter, and granddaughter survive him.

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5 March, 1879
Windsor, New South Wales, Australia


15 June, 1948 (aged 69)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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