Lawrence Henry FITZGERALD


FITZGERALD, Lawrence Henry

Service Number: 3806
Enlisted: 11 August 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 32nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Milang, South Australia, Australia, 24 October 1888
Home Town: Moorook, Loxton Waikerie, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Pneumonia, Illness, Military Hospital, Fovant, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom, 12 January 1917, aged 28 years
Cemetery: Baverstock (St. Edith) Churchyard
St. Edith's Churchyard, Baverstock, Wiltshire, England, Baverstock (St Edith) Churchyard, Baverstock, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

11 Aug 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3806, 32nd Infantry Battalion
21 Sep 1916: Involvement Private, SN 3806, 32nd Infantry Battalion
21 Sep 1916: Embarked Private, SN 3806, 32nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Commonwealth, Adelaide

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

He was 28 and the son of Edward and Laura Fitzgerald.

Biography contributed by Evan Evans

The summary below was completed by Cathy Sedgwick – Facebook “WW1 Australian War Graves in England/UK

Died on this date - 12th January........Private Lawrence Henry Fitzgerald was born at Milang, South Australia in 1888. He enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force on 11th August, 1916 as a 27 year old, single, Farmer from Moorook, South Australia.

He arrived in England on 14th November, 1916 with the 9th Reinforcements of 32nd Battalion. He was sent sick to Military Hospital at Fovant, Wiltshire on 14th December, 1916 from “D” Company, 8th Training Battalion, Hurdcott.

Private Lawrence Henry Fitzgerald died at 2.15 p.m. on 12th January, 1917 at the Military Hospital, Fovant, Wiltshire from Pneumonia. He was buried in St. Edith's Churchyard, Baverstock, Wiltshire, England where 28 other WW1 Australian Soldiers are buried. Further information