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Arthur FITZGIBBON

Regimental number4825
Place of birthSurry Hills, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationBoot clicker
AddressMoonbie Street, Summer Hill, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Height5' 5.5"
Weight104 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs J Fitzgibbon, 58 Moonbie Street, Summer Hill, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date5 November 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll6 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/36/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 13 April 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll4325
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll19th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 17 October 1916
Discharge date4 April 1917
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1353 Pte John FITZGIBBON, 1st Bn, killed in action, 2 May 1915.
Other details

War service: Egypt, England

Embarked from Alexandria, 29 May 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 7 June 1916. Admitted to Fargo Military Hospital, 9 August 1916; marched in to No. 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 25 September 1916; to No. 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 25 September 1916.

Commenced return to Australia from Portland on board HT 'Ajana', 17 October 1916, for discharge (cardiac disease); disembarked Melbourne, 8 December 1916, for onward travel to Sydney; discharged, medically unfit, 4 April 1917.

Medal: British War Medal

Date of death9 June 1955
Place of burialForster Cemetery

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