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Regimental number2047
Place of birthGundagai, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressGundagai, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 8.5"
Weight132 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs. M. Fitzgerald, Gundagai, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date3 February 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 13 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 3 January 1916
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis
Discharge date22 May 1916
Family/military connectionsBrother: 6296 Pte Wallace Emmett FITZGERALD, 1st Field Ambulance, returned to Australia, 3 July 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ulysses', 3 January 1916; discharged (wounded: shell wound, neck), 22 May 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Cause of death: pulmonary tuberculosis causing sudden heart failure
Date of death29 August 1919
Age at death35
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, FITZGERALD William John

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