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Regimental number3449
Place of birthTeneriffe, Queensland
SchoolChristian Brothers School, Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressAbbot Street, New Farm, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs Laura Fitzgerald, Abbot Street, New Farm, Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date11 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name47th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/64/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A33 Ayrshire on 24 January 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll47th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularWas rejected at first. Succeeded in being accepted after undergoing an operation.
FateDied of wounds 17 April 1918
Place of death or woundingVillers-Bretonneux, France
Age at death20
Place of burialSte Marie Cemetery (Division 62, Plot III, Row D, Grave No. 7), Le Havre, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James Francis and Laura Catherine FITZGERALD, "Enderby" , Abbott Street, New Farm, Brisbane, Queensland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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