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James FITZMAURICE

Regimental number30
Place of birthLiverpool New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationStockman
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, Thomas Fitzmaurice, 4 Walmer Road, Waterloo, Liverpool, England
Enlistment date6 December 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Light Horse Regiment, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/15/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board Transport A47 Mashobra on 17 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Recommendation date: "2-3 May 1918"

FateReturned to Australia 6 September 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'He is a member of the original regiment, and has served continuously in Gallipoli, Sinai, and Palestine. He has at all times been most efficient in the field. On the 2 and 3 May, 1918, during the Turkish counterattack at Es Salt, he was in charge of bombs and ammunition in his post, and often exposed himself to much danger to keep his men supplied. When the Turks got to within a few yards of his position, he called on his men to charge, which they did, bombing the enemy to such effect that the latter retired, leaving many dead.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 135
Date: 11 December 1919

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