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Michael Frederick FITZPATRICK

Regimental number1933
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationMechanic
AddressWelshpool, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, John Fitzpatrick, Welshpool, Western Australia
Enlistment date23 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 2 September 1915
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'For attending wounded during heavy shell-fire in captured German trenches during attack.'
Recommendation date: 16 August 1916

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Work at Broodseinde on 4 October 1917 and 10 October 1917.
Recommendation date: 14 October 1917

Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominal Roll
Medals

Military Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 184
Date: 14 December 1916

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. In an attack the man carrying the gun was wounded, and the gun left in the mud. He took the gun crew to the objective, and then went back under heavy fire and fetched the gun. When heavy artillery fire was concentrated on his guns, he moved them forward, and so escaped the bulk of the shelling. On being relieved, two men being badly wounded, he remained behind, bandaged them up, and carried them to cover under a very heavy barrage.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

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