|Place of birth||Rockhampton, Queensland|
|Address||Queen Street, Mount Morgan, Queensland|
|Age at embarkation||30|
|Next of kin||Father, M Fitzgerald, Queen Street, Mount Morgan, Queensland|
|Place of enlistment||Hughenden, Queensland|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||15th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/32/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A63 Karoola on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||15th Battalion|
|Fate||Died of wounds
|Date of death|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||The Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 46), Gallipoli, Turkey
The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.
The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.
The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli
Embarked Brisbane, 12 June 1915.
Found guilty of being absent without leave in Freemantle from 3.30pm, 24 June 1915, to 2.00pm, 25 June 1915: fined 25/-.
Taken on strength, 15th Bn, Gallipoli, 2 August 1915.
Wounded in action, Gallipoli, 27 August 1915; admitted to 4th Field Ambulance, Gallipoli, 27 August 1915 (gun shot wound, shoulder and throat); to 16th Casualty Clearing Station, Gallipoli, 28 August 1915; to Hospital Ship "Formosa", 28 August 1915; died of wounds, Hospital Ship "Formosa", 3.45am, 30 August 1915; buried at sea by Chaplain Lieutenant S King, 30 August 1915.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, FITZGERALD Thomas Joseph|