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Michael FITZGERALD

Regimental number5856
Date of birth21 September 1880
Place of birthMoora, Western Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarm hand
AddressNew Norcia, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation38
Height6' 9"
Weight129 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Johanna Fitzgerald, New Norcia, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date26 April 1916
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 13 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 27 August 1917
Discharge date1 November 1917
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HMNZ 'Pakeha', 27 August 1917; discharged (overage), Perth, 1 November 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, FITZGERALD Michael

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