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James Michael FITZPATRICK

Regimental number5916
Place of birthCylegate, Wexford, Ireland
SchoolCylegate
Age on arrival in Australia30
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationBricklayer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Height5' 9.5"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Fitzpatrick, Oylgate, Wexfore, Ireland
Previous military serviceServed for 12 years in the Royal Navy; 9 months in the Royal Australian Navy.; Served in the British Navy.
Enlistment date13 October 1915
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 1, Reinforcement 12
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/29/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 9 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Artillery Brigade
FateDied of wounds 5 September 1917
Place of death or woundingYpres, Belgium
Age at death35
Age at death from cemetery records35
Place of burialBrandhoek New Military Cemetery No. 3 (Plot II, Row E, Grave No. 4), Vlamertinghe, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
11
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Margaret FITZPATRICK. Native of Redmond's Town, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford, Ireland
Medals

Military Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 9
Date: 24 January 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, Suez Road Camp, 7 December 1915; mustered as Driver, Tel-el-Kebir, 1 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria and proceeded to join the British Expeditionary Force, 21 March 1918; disembarked Marseilles, 27 March 1918; mustered as Gunner with 1st Field Artillery Brigade, 2 August 1916; granted leave, 28 June 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 20 July 1917; awarded Military Medal, 30th Imperial Division Artillery.

Wounded in action, Belgium, 17 August 1917; admitted to 32nd Casualty Clearing Station, 18 August 1917 (gun shot wound, abdomen). Died of wounds, 19 August 1917.

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, FITZPATRICK James Michael

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