|Place of birth||Merino, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||25|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs C Fitzgibon, Merino, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Hamilton, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||8th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/25/5|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||8th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Family/military connections||Brother: 412 Pte Edward FITZGIBBON, 4th Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 5 March 1919.|
War service: Western Front
Embarked Melbourne, 28 July 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 11 September 1916.
Marched in to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 23 November 1916.
Marched in to No 4 Command Depot, Wareham, 24 November 1916.
Marched in to 2nd Training Bn, Durrington, 25 January 1917.
Admitted to Bulford Hospital, 12 February 1917; marched in to 2nd Training Bn, Durrington, from hospital, 3 March 1917 (no further details recorded).
Admitted to 17th Field Ambulance, 21 August 1917 (scabies); discharged to Training Depot, 25 August 1917.
Proceeded overseas to France (date not recorded); marched in to 1st Australian Division Base Depot, Havre, 15 October 1917.
Taken on strength, 8th Bn, in the field, 20 October 1917.
Admitted to 1st Australian Division Rest Station, 1 November 1917; transferred to 3rd Canadian Casualty Clearing Station, and then to Ambulance Train, 2 November 1917 (colitis); to 9th General Hospital, Rouen, 3 November 1917; to No 2 Convalescent Depot, 9 November 1917; to No 11 Convalescent Depot, Buchy, 15 November 1917.
Found guilty, Buchy, 29 November 1917, of disobedience of Depot Routine Order para. 20 (IE): breaking into an orchard when on the line of march: deprived of 2 days' pay.
Discharged to Base Depot, Havre, 30 November 1917.
Rejoined Bn, in the field, 9 December 1917.
Admitted to 1st Australian Field Ambulance, 16 January 1918 (bronchitis); transferred to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 17 January 1918; discharged to duty, and rejoined Bn, 1 February 1918.
Admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, 29 April 1918 (trench fever), and transferred to 2nd Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train No 10, 30 April 1918, and admitted to 2nd Australian General Hospital; transferred to No 1 Convalescent Depot, 12 June 1918; to Base Depot, 14 June 1918.
Admitted to 2nd Australian General Hospital, 14 June 1918 (pyrexia, unknown origin); transferred to No 1 Australian Convalescent Depot, 3 July 1918; to No 10 Convalescent Depot, 5 July 1918; to No 1 Australian Convalescent Depot, 11 July 1918; to 2nd General Hospital, 28 August 1918 (haemorrhoids); transferred to England, 5 September 1918, and admitted to Lord Derby War Hospital, Warrington, 6 September 1918.
Found guilty, Warrington, 1 October 1918, of overstaying pass from 9.30 pm to 10.15 pm, 30 September 1918: forfeited 1 day's pay.
Discharged from hospital, 28 October 1918, on leave, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 12 November 1918.
Found guilty, 19 November 1918, of being absent without leave, 10 am, 12 November, to 10 am, 19 November 1918: forfeited 7 days' pay; total forfeiture: 14 days' pay.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Nestor', 12 December 1918 (haemorrhoids); disembarked Melbourne, 1 February 1919; discharged, Melbourne, 11 March 1919.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Date of death|
|Age at death||69|
|Place of burial||Sandford Cemetery, Victoria|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, FITZGIBBON Charles|