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Michael James FITZGERALD

Regimental number1856
Place of birthBlakiston South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressParatoo, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinMother, Mrs. Katherine Fitzgerald, Paratoo, South Australia
Enlistment date2 October 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll6 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 11 January 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1856A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 20 April 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2175 Pte Peter Coleman FITZGERALD. 3rd Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 21 December 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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