Fitzgerald, Richard Francis (Major, 20th Bn)

Unit 20th Australian Infantry Battalion
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Accession Number 2DRL/1107
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 ITEM
Object type Diary
Maker Fitzgerald, Richard Francis
Date made 1915-1916
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM93 12/11/2442
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copying is permitted for the purposes of research and study, subject to physical condition
Description

Collection relating to the war service of Major Richard Fitzgerald, 20th Battalion.

The collection consists of a diary which includes brief daily entries. The diary covers a year-long period from 26 June 1915, when Fitzgerald left Australia, and concludes soon after the award of his DSO 25 June 1916. The diary includes Fitzgerald's period of service at Gallipoli where he appears to have briefly commanded the 20th Battalion.