We remember John James Fitzgerald

We remember John James Fitzgerald

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Timeline

Timeline

1882
birth Cork Ireland Source:8749818 Source:8749822 10th October 1882
1896
location Royal Hibernian Military School, Dublin Ireland school/college address Source:8749818 5th November 1896
1896
education The Royal Hibernian Military School was founded in Dublin, Ireland, to educate orphaned children of members of the British armed forces in Ireland. Royal Hibernian Military School Dublin Ireland Source:8749818 5th November 1896
1896
dates Age 14 Source:8749818 10th November 1896
1896
service British Army Private (Boy) 5917 Royal Irish Regiment 1st Battalion Source:8749818 10th November 1896 - 18th August 1897
1896
enlistment Dublin Ireland Source:8749818 10th November 1896
1897
service British Army Drummer 5917 Royal Irish Regiment 1st Battalion Source:8749818 19th August 1897 - 20th October 1904
1899
events Service in South Africa Overseas service Ventersburg Rd, Kroonstad and Madder River South Africa He was awarded the Queen's South Africa medal 1899-02 with clasps and the King's South Africa medal with clasps SA 1901 and SA 1902 (forfeited and then restored) Source:8749818 16th December 1899 - 10th February 1905
1902
events Receiving Stolen Goods Military Discipline Ventersburg Road South Africa His South African campaign medals were forfeited as a result of this crime, but they were restored to him in 1908. Source:8749818 17th March 1902
1902
events Drunk and causing a disturbance Military Discipline Modder River South Africa Source:8749818 9th September 1902
1903
events Using insubordinate languge Military Discipline Kroonstaad South Africa Source:8749818 17th November 1903
1904
events Breaking out of camp Military Discipline Modder River South Africa Source:8749818 14th May 1904
1904
service British Army Lance Corporal 5917 Royal Irish Regiment 1st Battalion Source:8749818 21st October 1904 - 3rd December 1905
1905
events Service in India Overseas service Rawalpindi and Upper Topa India Source:8749818 11th February 1905 - 22nd October 1908
1905
hospitalisation Tracheitis (throat infection) Hospital/Institution Source:8749818 29th September 1905 - 10th October 1905
1905
service British Army Drummer 5917 Royal Irish Regiment 1st Battalion Source:8749818 4th December 1905 - 21st October 1908
1907
hospitalisation V.S. (venereal disease ?) Hospital/Institution Source:8749818 24th February 1907 - 19th March 1907
1908
hospitalisation Ague (malaria) Hospital/Institution Source:8749818 9th July 1908 - 18th July 1908
1908
service British Army Drummer 5917 Royal Irish Regiment 2nd Battalion Source:8749818 22nd October 1908 - 19th October 1914
1910
events Drunk Military Discipline Blackdown, Surrey United Kingdom Source:8749818 9th August 1910
1910
events Drunk Military Discipline Guernsey United Kingdom Source:8749818 3rd October 1910
1912
events Drunk Military Discipline Guernsey United Kingdom Source:8749818 11th April 1912
1913
events Drunk Military Discipline Guernsey United Kingdom Source:8749818 28th June 1913
1914
location Raglan South Barracks, Devonport United Kingdom military residence address Source:8749790 11th August 1914
1914
events Answering an officer back Military Discipline Retal France This event took place at the very end of the battalion's 2 week retreat from Mons, just prior to the advance of the BEF towards the Marne. Tempers were probably frayed. Source:8749818 5th September 1914
1914
death Killed in Action The Battalion received orders to attack Le Pilly. Although they drove the Germans out they were left dangerously exposed and the next day they were surrounded and overwhelmed. Le Pilly, Nord France Source:7389273 Source:8749790 19th October 1914
burial Le Touret Memorial CWGC Cemetery/Memorial Pas de Calais France Panels 11 and 12 Source:8749822
sibling Patrick Fitzgerald Source:8749818

Details

Details

Names
TypeName
First Names John James
Initials JJ
Last Name Fitzgerald
Source 8749818
Gender
GenderSource
Male
Locations
AddressCountryTypeDateSource
Raglan South Barracks, Devonport United Kingdom military residence address known 11th August 1914
Royal Hibernian Military School, Dublin Ireland school/college address known 5th November 1896
Contribution

Military Service

Military Service
ServiceNumberUnitSectionRankSource
British Army 5917 Royal Irish Regiment 1st Battalion Private (Boy)
British Army 5917 Royal Irish Regiment 1st Battalion Drummer
British Army 5917 Royal Irish Regiment 1st Battalion Lance Corporal
British Army 5917 Royal Irish Regiment 1st Battalion Drummer
British Army 5917 Royal Irish Regiment 2nd Battalion Drummer
Awards
AwardTypeSource
1914 Star with Clasp First World War Campaign/Service Medal
British War Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal
Victory Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal
Family
Parents
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Anne Fitzgerald mother
Siblings
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Patrick Fitzgerald brother
Physical
ComplexionEyesHairSource
Fresh Grey Fair
DateHeightSource
1896-11-10 4'8"
Religion
DateReligionSource
1896-11-10 Roman Catholic

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Official Records

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Medal Index Card
Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) Casualty Records Imperial1
British Army Service Records 1914-1920 Transcription Patrick63223
Soldiers died in the Great War 1914-1919 Transcription Patrick63223
Ireland: National Roll of Honour 1914-1921 Transcription Patrick63223
Ireland: National Roll of Honour 1914-1921 Transcription Patrick63223
British Army Service Records 1914-1920 Transcription Patrick63223
Prisoners of War 1914-1920 Transcription Patrick63223

External Evidence

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The Campaigns and History of the Royal Irish Regiment Vol.II from 1900 to 1922 Patrick63223
"There's a Devil in the Drum" by J.F.Lucy Patrick63223
“The Mons Star: The British Expeditionary Force 1914” Patrick63223
“Within Four Walls” by Major M.C.C. Harrison and Captain H. Cartwright Patrick63223
The Battle of Le Pilly Patrick63223
Ireland and the First World War - the Battle of Le Pilly Patrick63223
Le Pilly honours 177 Irish men killed in first World War battle. Patrick63223
Wherever the Firing Line Extends Patrick63223

Multimedia

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Royal Irish Regiment Cap Badge Patrick63223
Royal Irish Regiment Cap Badge Patrick63223
Cork in 1883 Patrick63223
Front of Royal Hibernian School Chapel Patrick63223
2nd Battalion R.I.Rgt. Memorial, Mons. Patrick63223
2nd Battalion R.I.Rgt. Memorial, Mons. Patrick63223
Rue Leon Save, Mons, Belgium. Patrick63223
The fields between Caudry and Audencourt Patrick63223
La Bascule crossroads, Mons, Belgium Patrick63223
Restaurant Leon on Chausee de Binche Patrick63223
The area to the east of Mons Patrick63223
The road cutting south west of Audencourt Patrick63223
Map of the Battle of Mons Patrick63223
Map of the battle at Caudry/Audencourt Patrick63223
Map of the actions at Le Riez and Le Pilly Patrick63223
Courcelles Patrick63223
The Guardhouse at Raglan Barracks, Devonport Patrick63223
SS Herschel Patrick63223
The fields between Le Pilly and Le Riez Patrick63223
The station where the wounded were treated Patrick63223
Location of the ditches occupied by RIRgt Patrick63223
Rue du Pilly, Herlies, Nord Patrick63223
Unknown Royal Irish Regiment Soldiers Patrick63223
Le Touret Memorial Patrick63223

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