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Michael FITZGIBBON

Regimental number1551
Place of birthClair, Limerick, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 10.5"
Weight165 lbs
Next of kinFather, J. Fitzgibbon, 2 Court House, Liverpool, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date17 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll7 September 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, H Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 7 December 1918
Date of death7 August 1915
Place of burialLone Pine Cedmetery (Row M, Grave No. 11), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
36
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Sydney, 20 October 1914;.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 5 April 1915; missing in action, Gallipoli Peninsula, 7 August 1915.

Court of Enquiry held in the Field, France, 5 June 1916, concluded: 'previously reported missing, now reported as killed in action'.

Killed in action, Gallipoli Peninsula, between 7 August and 12 August 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, FITZGIBBON Michael

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