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Reginald James FITZROY

Regimental number1880
Place of birthRyde New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Addressc/o Mrs M E Fitzroy, "Floresta", Shepherds Street, Ryde
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs M E Fitzroy, 'Floresta', Shepherds Street, Ryde
Previous military service19th Infantry
Enlistment date20 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/36/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 9 August 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 10 August 1916

Military Cross

Recommendation date: 14 October 1918

FateReturned to Australia 20 May 1919

Military Cross

'During the attack on the Beaurevoir line, on 3rd October, 1918, he displayed most conspicuous gallantry. When two companies of the battalion were held up by intense machine gun fire, he went forward, and having located a machine gun post, he rushed it single handed and forced ten prisoners, with two machine guns, to surrender. With six men he then proceeded to mop up the trench, capturing a further 22 prisoners, with three machine guns.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 10
Date: 29 January 1920

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death1983
Age at death88
Place of burialGuyra Cemetery, New South Wales

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