Moreton Cedric Berkeley FITZHARDINGE

FITZHARDINGE, Moreton Cedric Berkeley

Service Number: 2898
Enlisted: 26 April 1916, Dubbo, NSW
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 56th Infantry Battalion
Born: Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia, 25 July 1890
Home Town: Dubbo, Dubbo Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Dubbo Grammar School, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Bank Clerk
Died: Natural causes, Concord, New South Wales, Australia, 17 September 1951, aged 61 years
Cemetery: Northern Suburbs Memorial Gardens and Crematorium, NSW
Memorials: Bank of New South Wales Roll of Honour Book, Dubbo District School Honor Roll, New South Wales Garden of Remembrance (Rookwood Necropolis)
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World War 1 Service

26 Apr 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 2898, 54th Infantry Battalion, Dubbo, NSW
25 Oct 1916: Involvement Private, 2898, 54th Infantry Battalion
25 Oct 1916: Embarked Private, 2898, 54th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Sydney
1 Sep 1918: Transferred AIF WW1, Corporal, 56th Infantry Battalion
2 May 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Corporal, 2898, 56th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Moreton Cedric Berkeley Fitzhardinge was born in Dubbo, New South Wales, on 25th July, 1890. He is the son of the late Mr. C. H. Fitzhardinge, Solicitor, and Mrs. Fitzhardinge. He was educated at Dubbo Grammar School, and joined the service of the Bank at that town on 13th August, 1907. His subsequent transfers were to Scone, 1908; Maitland, in 1910; Collarenebri, in 1913; Trangie, in 1914; and Moree, in 1915.

He enlisted on 26th April, 1916, and embarked on 25th October in the same year. He proceeded to France, and in May, 1917, was wounded at Bullecourt while defending one of the Hindenburg Support Trenches against a counter-attack.

On 26th September, in the same year, he was wounded again at Polygon Wood. He eventually reached Australia and received his discharge on 2nd May, 1919.

Source - Bank of NSW Roll of Honour

Mr. Moreton Cedric Fitzhardinge, formerly of Springwood, passed away on September 17. Mr. and Mrs. Fitzhardinge had been residing at Short  Street, Tahmoor. Besides his wife (Gladys), Mr. Fitzhardinge leaves three daughters - June (Mrs. Brodie), Patricia (Mrs. John Deane), and  Rosemary.
The remains were privately cremated at Northern Suburbs Crematorium on Wednesday, September 18. Sympathy is extended to Mrs. Fitzhardinge  and , family in their sad loss.