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Regimental number3789
Place of birthRunisnay, Stoneyford, Co Kilkenny, Ireland
SchoolStoneyford, Co Kilkenny, Ireland
Age on arrival in Australia32
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressCarnbarn, Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 8.5"
Weight142 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs M O'Neill, Inissuag, Stoneyford, Kilkenny, Ireland
Enlistment date30 August 1915
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board RMS Mongolia on 22 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 20 May 1917
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death38
Age at death from cemetery records36
Place of burialSt. Sever Cemetery Extension (Block P. Plot II, Row M, Grave No. 7A), Rouen, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Fremantle, 22 November 1915; joined 11th Bn, Habieta, Egypt, 2 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 29 March 1916; disembarked, Marseilles France, 3 April 1916.

Admitted to 1st Australian Field Ambulance (shell shock, shrapnel wound left arm), 20 July 1916; transferred to 3rd Casualty Clearing Station, 25 July 1916; admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, Rouen, 26 July 1916; to England, 27 July, 1916; admitted to Graglingwell War Hospital, England, 28 July 1916; discharged to Perham Downs Command Depot, 2 September 1916.

Admitted to Brimstone Bottom Hospital (influenza), 1 October 1916; to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, 13 October 1916; marched into Weymouth Command Depot, 25 November 1916; reported on strength, 12 December 1916; proceeded overseas to France from Folkestone, 24 January 1917; joined 1st Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, France, 25 January 1917; struck off strength, 28 January 1917; rejoined 11th Bn, 7 February 1917.

Admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance (bronchitis), 15 March 1917; discharged to duty, 20 March 1917; rejoined Bn, 21 March 1917.

Admitted to 6th Field Ambulance (gun shot wound right knee), 5 May 1917; to Casualty Clearing Station, 5 May 1917; to 6th General Hospital, Rouen, 6 May 1917; died of wounds received in action, 20 May 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, FITZGERALD William

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