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Ashley FITZSIMMONS

Regimental number99
Place of birthBrunswick Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationSoldier
AddressMaribyrnong Barracks, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMrs A M Fitzsimmons, 577 Brunswick Street, North Fitzroy, Victoria
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 1, Battery 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/29/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A8 Argyllshire on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollRSM
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Work from 22 September 1917 to 24 February 1918.
Recommendation date: 8 March 1918

FateReturned to Australia 8 October 1918
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. His coolness under heavy fire, loyal obedience, and devotion in the performance of the responsible duties of his position have materially contributed to the high standard of steadiness and discipline of his unit, to which his thoroughness and fine soldierly bearing has been an example.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 4 March 1919

Date of death9 May 1961
Place of burialFawkner Cemetery

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