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Henry Chester FITZGERALD

Regimental number219
Place of birthDarlinghurst New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationClerk
Address23 Womerah Avenue, Darlinghurst, Sydney, Nde
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Ellen Fitzgerald, 23 Womerah Avenue, Darlinghurst, Sydney, Nde
Previous military service24th Infantry
Enlistment date24 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name19th Battalion, A Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT Ceramic on 25 June 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll19th Battalion
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Military Cross

'His Majesty the King has been graciously pleased to approve of the of the undermentioned rewards in recognition of gallant conduct and determination displayed in escaping, or attempting to escape, from captivity, which service have been brought to notice in accordance with Army Order 193 of 1919. To be dated 5th May 1919, unless otherwise stated.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 38
Date: 29 April 1920

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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