|Place of birth||Castle Island, Co Kerry, Ireland|
|Address||Kilfiling, Co Kerry, Ireland|
|Age at embarkation||25|
|Next of kin||Father, Maurice Fitzgerald, Kilfiling, Co Kerry, Ireland|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Northam, Western Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||28th Battalion, C Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/45/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from|
|Two ships sailed from Fremantle carrying men from the 28th Battalion Headquarters, and Companies A, B, C and D. From embarkation records it is not possible to distinguish exactly which ship each man sailed on. They are: 30 officers and 982 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A11, 'Ascanius', on 29 June 1915 and 12 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A36, 'Thirty-Six, on 12 July 1916.|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||48th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Egypt
Embarked Fremantle, 29 June 1915; joined Bn in Tel el Kabir, Egypt, 10 January 1916.
Admitted to 7th Field Ambulance, 19 January 1916 (bronchitis); transferred to 2nd Australian General Hospital, Ghezireh, 21 January 1916; to Rest Camp, Montezah, 26 January 1916; discharged from hospital and marched in to Overseas Base, Ghezireh, 23 February 1916.
Admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis, 28 February 1916 (asthma); transferred to Ras el Tin Convalescent Depot, Alexandria, 23 March 1916; to 2nd Australian General Hospital, Ghezireh, 1 April 1916; discharged from hospital, 17 April 1916.
Taken on strength of 48th Bn, Serapeum, 26 April 1916.
Admitted to 12th Field Ambulance, 24 May 1916 (bronchitis); transferred to 54th Casualty Clearing Station, 27 May 1916; to 3rd Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 2 June 1916.
Invalided to Australia on board HT 'Port Sydney', from Cairo, 24 June 1916; disembarked Fremantle, 22 July 1916; discharged, 7 August 1916 (medically unfit: chronic bronchitis).
Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal; Victory MedalMedl stamp marked 'returned, 26 June 1944'.
|Sources||NAA: B2455, FITZGERALD Michael|