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David Fitzgibbon

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 233 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 233 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    David AWMM
  • Surname
    Fitzgibbon AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 3/577 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    18 January 1879 Noel Smith and Lyn Griffiths research Ireland Noel Smith and Lyn Griffiths research
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Second Avenue, Whangarei, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs F.E. FitzGibbon (wife), Second Avenue, Whangarei, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 21 May 1915 AWMM Married AWMM
    Fanny Elizabeth Fitzgibbon AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Clerk/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    9 October 1919 AWMMDied of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
    TB of Lung, following being gassed. AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • David Fitzgibbon was the son of John and Mary Fitzgibbon; husband of Fanny E. Fitzgibbon, of Grey St., Whangarei, North Auckland. Born at Cork, Ireland. Served in Egypt, 1915-16; at Gallipoli, and on the Western Front, 1916-18.

      On board the Marquette, when it was torpedoed on October 1915 in the Gulf of Salonika.

      Marama then transfer to Moldavia for Suez. Ship name "Marama" from The Evening Post, May 23, 1915 listing the nurses and officers on the passenger list. Transfer to Moldavia. AWMM
    • David Patrick was born 18 JAN 1878 • Castletownroche, Cork, Ireland to John Fitzgibbon (b 1836 Galway) and Mary Condon (born 1852 Castletownroche, Cork, Ireland. John was brother to my 2nd great grandfather Public - Joan - Other relative - 30 December 2022 - Birth record from Ireland Birth Register. Also Family Oral History
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About death

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  • Death
    9 October 1919 AWMM
    Age 41 AWMM
    WhangareiNorthland AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Kamo Public Cemetery, Ketenikau Road, Kamo, Whangarei, New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • David Fitzgibbon was born in Castletownroche, Co. Cork in Ireland, probably in 1878. His parents appear to have been Mary and John Fitzgibbon and were involved in business in Midleton, Co. Cork

    He went to secondary school in Midleton, Co. Cork and then went to study medicine in Queen's College, Cork in 1894 (QCC - now University College Cork - UCC) .

    It's not likely that he finished and qualified as a doctor as he was not a commissioned officer in the NZ Medical Service in WW1. It isn't certain yet when he left Ireland to go to NZ.

    His story is of interest to UCC both as a former student and because of his WW1 service, originally mentioned in our War Record published in 1919, which is now the subject of research for a new edition.

    I'll be very happy to hear from any relations or interested researchers.
    Kind regards, Michael Holland, University Curator, UCC.
    Public - Michael - Researcher - 7 August 2017
  • David Patrick Fitzgibbon was my Great Grand Father, he was a survivor on the Marquette when it sank on 23 October 1915
    Public - Dale Lynette - Other Relative - 22 April 2015



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30 December 2022JoanPalm Desert, CaliforniaOther relative
22 April 2015Dale LynetteAuckland new zealandOther Relative

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