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Regimental number5916
Place of birthCylegate, Wexford, Ireland
Age on arrival in Australia30
ReligionRoman Catholic
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
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Margaret FITZPATRICK. Native of Redmond's Town, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford, Ireland

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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