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Regimental number774
Place of birthDungog New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressCharlestown, Gateshead, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, Michael Fitzsimmons, Charlestown, Gateshead, New South Wales
Enlistment date4 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name35th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/52/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 1 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll35th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)


Recommendation date: 4 March 1918

FateReturned to Australia 11 December 1918

Meritorious Service Medal

'For exceptional and sustained devotion to duty coupled with marked personal gallantry and power of leadership during period September 22nd, 1917 to February 24th, 1918. As a Scout, this N.C.O. has done much meritorious work, and on many occasions has personally gained much valuable information concerning enemy dispositions.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Meritorious Service Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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