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Full Name: Michael Bernard Fitzpatrick
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): Michael Bernard
Surname: Fitzpatrick
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 39468
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Lance Corporal
Occupation before Enlistment: Carpenter
Next of Kin: J. Fitzpatrick (brother), Albion Hotel, Wallsend, Brunnerton, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation: New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit: 22nd Reinforcements Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Company
Embarkation Date: 16 February 1917
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport: HMNZT 78
Vessel: Navua
Destination: Devonport, England
Nominal Roll Number: 55
Page on Nominal Roll: 10
Last Unit Served: Canterbury Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion
Place of Death: Somme, France
Date of Death: 18 April 1918
Age at Death: 33
Year of Death: 1918
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Cemetery Name: Sucrerie Military Cemetery, Colincamps, Somme, France
Grave Reference: IV. E. 2.
Biographical Notes: Michael Fitzpatricl was the son of William and Margaret Fitzpatrick, of Brunnerton, New Zealand.
Description of Image: Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Sources Used:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1918
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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