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Gilbert Langtree FITZGERALD

Regimental number4777
Place of birthNorth Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria
SchoolCleveland Street Public School and Sydney High School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationUniversity student
Address'Edithville', Avenue Road, Mosman, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, M Fitzgerald, 'Edithville', Avenue Road, Mosman, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Sydney University Scouts.
Enlistment date30 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Star of England on 8 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll54th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 29 May 1917
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death21.11
Place of burialWimereux Communal Cemetery (Plot II, Row L, Grave No. 6A), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
159
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Maurice and Charlotte FITZGERALD, 'Lang-Bert', 97 Avenue Road, Mosman, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsSister: Staff Nurse Ruby May FITZGERALD, Australian Army Nursing Service, returned to Australia, 23 December 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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