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Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne
Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne

Fitzgerald, Maurice (6761)

Place of Birth: South Melbourne, VIC

Age: 41 years 9 months

Enlistment Details: Monday, 11 September 1916 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 6761            view online service record

208 Albert Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Louise Fitzgerald (wife)
208 Albert Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Wednesday, 25 October 1916
Ship: HMAT Ulysses A38
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 6th Infantry Battalion – 22nd Reinforcements

DOW: Tuesday, 2 October 1917
Place: Belgium

Private, 6 Infantry, died of wounds 2 October, 1917, aged 45, commemorated Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium.

Parents: David and Margaret FITZGERALD (both late), Wife: Mrs Louisa FITZGERALD, born South Melbourne. He enlisted as a 41-year-old driver with his wife at 208 Albert Street, Port Melbourne, parents noted in South Melbourne. Fitzgerald died at the 17th Casualty Clearing Station from gunshot wounds to the abdomen and thigh. His widow returned circular from 4 Baxter Place, South Melbourne. The Standard briefly reported his death on 3 November, 1917 and a Death Notice in The Argus mentioned nine siblings, but there is no remaining evidence of any children of the family.

Additional research by Brian Membrey

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