|Place of birth||Randwick, New South Wales|
|School||Cleveland Street Public School, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Address||c/o Lindley Walker, Sussex Street, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||29|
|Next of kin||Father, Mr F Fitzpatrick, c/o Lindley Walker, Sussex Street, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Rank on enlistment||Staff Sergeant|
|Unit name||Infantry Brigade Train 4|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||25/97/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A39 Port Macquarie on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Lieutenant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||4th Brigade Train|
Unit: Divisional Train
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)||Date of death incorrectly recorded on Nominal Roll as 28 September 1917.|
|Age at death from cemetery records||38|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||The Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (Panel 17), Belgium
The Menin Gate Memorial (so named because the road led to the town of Menin) was constructed on the site of a gateway in the eastern walls of the old Flemish town of Ypres, Belgium, where hundreds of thousands of allied troops passed on their way to the front, the Ypres salient, the site from April 1915 to the end of the war of some of the fiercest fighting of the war.
The Memorial was conceived as a monument to the 350,000 men of the British Empire who fought in the campaign. Inside the arch, on tablets of Portland stone, are inscribed the names of 56,000 men, including 6,178 Australians, who served in the Ypres campaign and who have no known grave.
The opening of the Menin Gate Memorial on 24 July 1927 so moved the Australian artist Will Longstaff that he painted 'The Menin Gate at Midnight', which portrays a ghostly army of the dead marching past the Menin Gate. The painting now hangs in the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, at the entrance of which are two medieval stone lions presented to the Memorial by the City of Ypres in 1936.
Since the 1930s, with the brief interval of the German occupation in the Second World War, the City of Ypres has conducted a ceremony at the Memorial at dusk each evening to commemorate those who died in the Ypres campaign.
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Commemorated in Rookwood Cemetery (Catholic Section E), Sydney, New South Wales. Parents: Francis (d. 12 April 1908, aged 62; bu. Rookwood) and Honora (d. 29 August 1906, aged 49; bu. Rookwood) FITZPATRICK. Native of Redfern, New South Wales|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Embarked for Gallipoli, 12 April 1915.
Admitted to 1st Light Horse Field Ambulance, 2 October 1915 (debility); transferred to Gibraltar, 15 October 1915; embarked from Gibraltar to rejoin unit, 31 October 1915; rejoined unit at Gallipoli, 9 November 1915.
Appointed 2nd Lt, 1 February 1916. Taken on strength, 27th Company, Australian Army Service Corps, 4th Divisional Train, 1 March 1916.
Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 2 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 11 June 1916. Promoted Lt, 18 July 1916. Transferred to 13th Bn, 7 September 1916.
Killed in action, Belgium, 28 September 1916. Statement by Lt R. Jones, Assistant Adjutant, 13th Bn: '[Lt F.B. Fitzpatrick] was killed by a piece of shell whilst in charge of a raid in the St. ELOI sector. He fell soon after passing the enemy front trench. His body was seen next day and two men went out to recover it, but did not succeed. The following day the body had been moved and it is believed that the enemy had buried him.'
Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal