|Place of birth||Waterford, Cork, Ireland|
|Address||c/o J Landers, Willawarren via Kempsey, Macleay River, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||25|
|Next of kin||Sister, Mrs M Commins, 30 Sally Park, Waterford, Ireland|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Liverpool, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||18th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/35/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||18th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Embarked Australia, 9 August 1915; taken on strength of 18th Bn, Gallipoli Peninsula, 11 October 1915; marched in to Alexandria, Egypt, 9 January 1916.
Proceeded to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 25 March 1916.
Wounded in action and admitted to 1st Australian Field Ambulance, 26 July 1916 (shell shock); transferred to 14th General Hospital, Wimereux, 27 July 1916; to England, 28 July 1916; admitted to Trent War Hospital, England, 29 July 1916; discharged from hospital and marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 4 September 1916, of being absent without leave from 10:00 pm, 21 October to 6:00 am, 31 October 1916: awarded forfeiture of 39 days' pay.
Proceeded overseas to France, from Folkestone, 19 November 1916; marched in to 2nd Australian Division Base Depot, Etaples, France, 20 November 1916.
Admitted to 8th Australian Field Ambulance, 16 December 1916 (diphtheria); transferred to 22nd General Hospital, Camiers, 22 December 1916 (tonsillitis); to No 6 Convalescent Depot, 27 December 1916; discharged and marched in to 2nd Australian Division Base Depot, Etaples, 29 December 1916; rejoined unit, 3 March 1917.
Wounded in action and admitted to 6th Australian Field Ambulance, 3 May 1917; transferred to 3rd Australian Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 4 May 1917 (gun shot wound to back); to England, 15 May 1917; admitted to Richmond Military Hospital, England, 17 May 1917; discharged from hospital and granted leave, 30 May 1917.
Marched in, from leave, to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 14 June 1917; marched in to Overseas Training Depot, Perham Downs, 26 June 1917.
Found guilty, 23 July 1917, of being absent without leave from 9:30 pm, 17 July to 8:00 pm, 18 July 1917: awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No 2 and forfeited 20 days' pay.
Proceeded overseas to France, 26 July 1917; marched in to 2nd Australian Division Base Depot, Havre, France, 27 July 1917.
Admitted to 39th General Hospital, Havre, 11 August 1917; discharged from hospital and marched in to Base Depot, 18 August 1917.
Rejoined unit in the field, 27 August 1917.
Admitted to 7th Australian Field Ambulance and transferred to 3rd Canadian Casualty Clearing Station, 16 September 1917 (stricture); to 1st Canadian General Hospital, Etaples, 19 September 1917; to England, 23 September 1917; admitted to Canterbury Military Hospital, England, 23 September 1917; transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 28 September 1917; discharged from hospital and marched in to Base Depot, Codford, 24 October 1917.
Marched in to Overseas Training Bn, Longbridge Deverill, 14 November 1917.
Proceeded overseas to France, 1 February 1918; marched in to Australian Infantry Base Depot, Havre, France, 2 February 1918; marched out to unit, 4 February 1918; rejoined 18th Bn in the field, Belgium, 7 February 1918; with unit, 16 September 1918; with unit, 12 October 1918.
Found guilty, 29 January 1919, of being absent without leave from 6:00 am, 23 December 1918 until apprehended by Military Police at 9:00 pm, 19 January 1919: awarded forfeiture of 42 days' pay.
Marched out for return to Australia, 12 February 1919; marched in to Southampton, 13 February 1919; marched in to Longbridge Deverill from Heytesbury, 20 July 1919; marched in to No 2 Group, Sutton Veny, 1 August 1919.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Euripides', 3 September 1919; disembarked Sydney, 24 October 1919; discharged, 23 December 1919.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Date of death|
|Place of burial||Botany Cemetery|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, FITZGERALD Edward|