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Walter James FITZGERALD

Regimental number3486
Date of birth28 February 1877
Place of birthAuburn, South Australia
SchoolAuburn Primary School, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressAuburn, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation38
Next of kinMother, Mrs Margaret Fitzgerald, Auburn, South Australia
Enlistment date19 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll19 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 12 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1917
Family/military connectionsCousin: Trooper William George Gladstone FITZGERALD, Regimental No. 254, 9th Light Horse, killed in action at Gallipoli on 29 August 1915
Date of death19 September 1940
Age at death63
Place of burialAuburn Public Cemetery, South Australia

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