Regimental number6761
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationRabbit inspector
AddressGPO Moora, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation39
Height5' 9"
Weight141 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Lilias Fitzsimons, 151k Tower Street, Leederville, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date3 July 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll3 June 1916
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 22nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 9 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 25 August 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Daniel and Katherine FITZSIMONS. Plaque in Western Australia Garden of Remembrance.
Discharge date28 November 1917
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Benalla', 25 August 1917; discharged (medically unfit), Perth, 28 November 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death not attributed to war service.
Date of death26 July 1939
Age at death62
Place of burialNo Details, only Roman Catholic, Portion G, Plot and Row A, Grave No. 132
SourcesNAA: B2455, FITZSIMONS William John