FITZPATRICK, Martin Joseph

Service Number: 3253
Enlisted: 11 August 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 52nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Bagots Well, South Australia, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Kapunda, Light, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died of wounds, France, 10 August 1916, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension
Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension, Warloy-Baillon, Picardie, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Kapunda District Honour Board, Kapunda Dutton Park Memorial Gardens WW1 Plaque, Kapunda and District Fallen Soldiers Monument
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World War 1 Service

11 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
27 Oct 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 3253, 12th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières , --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '10' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Benalla embarkation_ship_number: A24 public_note: ''
27 Oct 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 3253, 12th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Benalla, Adelaide
10 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 3253, 52nd Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières , --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 3253 awm_unit: 52nd Australian Infantry Battalion awm_rank: Private awm_died_date: 1916-08-10

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The late Pte. M. J. Fitzpatrick was the son of a former old resident of the district, Mr. P. Fitzpatrick. He was of quiet disposition, but hardy and well set, a splendid swimmer, and one whom hard work could never tire. He was 39 years of age and has left a widow, the daughter of Mr. John Kearne, and one child. Mrs. Fitzpatrick received, among many communications, a letter from Major Hardie, conveying the sympathy of the King and Queen, the Commonwealth Government, and the District Commandant, on the loss of her husband." - from the Kapunda Herald 08 Sep 1916 (