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Frank Lionel FITZPATRICK

Regimental number4483
Place of birthPurnim Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
Address28 Milverton Street, Moonee Ponds, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, P J Fitzpatrick, 28 Milverton Street, Moonee Ponds, Victoria
Enlistment date13 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll30 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 18 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 21 March 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in the attack at FRAMERVILLE near AMIENS on the 9th August, 1918. Advancing with the 18th Australian Infantry Battalion in the afternoon under intense and concentrated machine gun fire, Fitzpatrick went forward with another soldier and recovered the gun, tripod, etc. of a team that had been knocked out. By getting this gun into position he materially assisted in strengthening the line.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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