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Regimental number7507
Place of birthBrisbane, Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation33
Height5' 9.5"
Weight116 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Gertrude Fitzgerald c/o Mrs Rudolph, Moston Street, Rockhampton, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date8 February 1917
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 25th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 14 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll42nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 November 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents; Maurice and Bridget FITZGERALD. Plaque in Queensland Garden of Remembrance.
Discharge date24 January 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Gaika', 8 November 1918; disembarked Melbourne for Brisbane, 29 December 1918; discharged (medcially unfit), Brisbane, 24 January 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death12 September 1930
Age at death46
Place of burialDutton Park Cemetery, Brisbane, Queensland
SourcesNAA: B2455, FITZGERALD James Joseph

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