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FITZGERALD, Richard Francis DSO

 

Richard Francis Fitzgerald DSO

Major Richard Francis Fitzgerald DSO

20th Battalion AIF

51st Battalion AIF

Awarded Distinguished Service Order – 21st September, 1916

Awarded Mentioned in Dispatches – 1st June 1917

Awarded Mentioned in Dispatches – 11th July 1919

Australian War Memorial:

Studio portrait of Major (Maj) Richard Francis Fitzgerald, B Company, 20th Battalion, of Milson’s Point, NSW (seated). Maj Fitzgerald was a Staff Officer of the Permanent Forces and enlisted in the AIF on 5 May 1915. He embarked from Sydney aboard HMAT Berrima on 25 June 1915. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) on 21 September 1916 for ‘Conspicuous good service and devotion to duty as Battalion Commander during operations on the Somme’. He later transferred to the 51st Battalion.
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ADFA Database

National Archives – Service Record

Further Reading – 51st Battalion

Picture Source – Mapping Our Anzacs

 
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