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George Frederick FITZGERALD

Regimental number590
Date of birth25 April 1890
Place of birthRiddell, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressFernlea, Riddell, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 8.5"
Weight166 lbs
Next of kinFather, Lord Charles Fitzgerald, Fernlea, Riddell, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in School Cadets, and in Dental Corps, Territorial Force, New Zealand.
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Place of enlistmentPrahan, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A3 Orvieto on 21 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Machine Gun Battalion
Promotions

Lieutenant


Unit: INF57 MGO
Promotion date: 16 August 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 30706 (28 May 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 165 (24 October 1918).
Recommendation date: 8 March 1918

FateReturned to Australia 10 December 1918
Medals

Military Cross


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Discharge date17 April 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Somali', 10 December 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 8 February 1919; appointment terminated (discharged), 17 April 1919.

Medals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA B2455 309949

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