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Regimental number7239
Place of birthHawkesbury River
Place of birthWindsor, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation36
Height5' 10.5"
Weight162 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Claire Fitzgerald, Lincoln Street, Campsie, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in Irish Rifles
Enlistment date2 August 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 24th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A46 Clan Macgillivray on 10 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 6 July 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Richard and Mary FITZGERALD
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Boorara', 6 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 26 August 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Sydney, 12 October 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death20 May 1937
Age at death57
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, FITZGERALD John

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