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Noel FITZPATRICK

Regimental number16130
Place of birthDubbo New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationOverseer
AddressWalcha, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, Dr L J Fitzpatrick, Aberfeldie Station, Walcha, New South Wales
Enlistment date30 December 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameNovember 1916 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/99/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 11 November 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Flying Corps Details
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 17 September 1917

FateDied of disease 16 February 1919
Place of burialGibraltar (North Front) Cemetery (Row A, Grave No. 4341), Europe
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
188
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Date of death differs from that on Nominal Roll
Medals

Military Medal

'On 12th September, 1917, when in charge of a motor car near ZILLEBEKE, he left shelter during heavy shell fire to take a wounded Officer to the Dressing Station. He returned to ZILLEBEKE and helped to carry a wounded soldier 50 yards to the car. Shells were bursting close to the car, which was hit by splinters. His action displayed courage and coolness and set a fine example.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 9
Date: 24 January 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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