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Regimental number1949
Place of birthMitchell, Queensland
SchoolChristian Brothers (Catholic) School and State School, Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressKilcoy, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs Julianna Murtagh O'Connor, Kilcoy, Queensland
Enlistment date30 January 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll29 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 16 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 7 January 1917
Place of death or woundingBullecourt, France
Age at death25.8
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialHeilly Station Cemetery (Plot V, Row F, Grave No. 28), Mericourt-L'Abbe, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of Bernard FITZGERALD and Julie O'CONNOR (formerly FITZGERALD), Kilcoy, Queensland. Native of Mitchell, Queensland

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