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Regimental number2058
Date of birth17 August 1892
Place of birthQueenscliffe, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, Daniel Fitzsimmons, Queenscliff, Victoria
Enlistment date22 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll22 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 17 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll21st Depot Unit of Supply
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Consistent courage and devotion to duty as runner. (East of Ypres 20-23 September 1917).
Recommendation date: 28 September 1917

FateReturned to Australia 31 March 1919

Military Medal

'During the operations east of YPRES on 20/23rd September 1917, owing to casualties in runners, this man volunteered to carry messages back to Headquarters and along the flanks. He did this work constantly and never failed to deliver his message whether verbal or written safely.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II: enlisted, 5 October 1939; discharged, 18 October 1945, as V81062 Private, 51st Garrison Company.
Miscellaneous detailsName entered incorrectly on Embarkation Roll as Charles Allan FITZSIMMONS.
Date of death21 June 1974
Age at death82
Place of burialQueenscliffe Cemetery, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, FITZSIMMONS Allan Chales

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