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Military Cross G.V.R. Captain W. Fitzgerald, Machine Gun Corps - £1,100.00

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Product ID1030817


NameW. Fitzgerald
UnitMachine Gun Corps

Attached Medals

Military Cross
British War Medal
Victory Medal

T/2nd LT. William Fitzgerald, L.G. 25.4.1918
‘For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When his machine guns had been put out of action, the crew had become casualties, he defended an exposed flank with six men with rifle fire. Though wounded he brought his gun back to position in rear, where he received four new guns and commanded them till the company was relived on the following night’
William was born in Armagh, Ireland and in 1911 he was 24 years of age. His papers listed as ‘burnt documents’ and shown as 10/ Machine Gun Corps. His residence is shown as Belfast but on 2.5.1923 he applied for his medals from Lismore, Sale, Cheshire.
His M.I.C. first shows him as 2/Lieutenant and then Captain the rank his medals were issued in. His M.I.C. is also annotated M.C. The London Gazette 18.1.1918 list him as T/2nd Lieutenant M.G.C. Lieutenant 29th June 1918 and a unique rank of Captain.