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Walter Vincent FITZPATRICK

Regimental number2861
Place of birthVilla Maria, Hunters Hill, Sydney, New South Wales
SchoolCambridge
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarmer
AddressNungarin, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinFather, Walter Joseph Fitzpatrick, Shepparton Road, Victoria Park, Western Australia
Previous military serviceMember of I Company for years, chiefly signalling.
Enlistment date19 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 2 November 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30107 (1 June 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169 (4 October 1917).
Recommendation date: 4 March 1917

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 25 April 1917

FateKilled in Action 5 April 1918
Place of death or woundingDernacourt, France
Age at death31
Age at death from cemetery records31
Place of burialDernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot VI, Row H, Grave No. 29), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
152
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Walter Joseph and Sara Agnes FITZPATRICK, 35 Shepperton Road, Victoria Park, Western Australia. Native of Sydney, New South Wales

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