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Edward Harold FITZGERALD

Regimental number29
Place of birthMoruya, New South Wales
SchoolSydney High School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressChurch Hill, Cowra, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Jessie Fitzgerald, Church Hill, Cowra, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Voluntary Cadets.
Enlistment date18 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe was one of the few of the 13th Battalion who went all through Gallipoli (Mrs Fitzgerald, mother).
FateDied of wounds 27 August 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death22.9
Place of burialEtaples Military Cemetery (Plot X, Row A, Grave No. 10), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edward William and Essie Adell FITZGERALD, 115 Brighton Street, Petersham, Sydney, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsCousin: 2139 Pte Leslie Manning FITZGERALD, 9th Bn, died of wounds, 23 August 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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