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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
Public - Michael - Researcher - 7 August 2017
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.
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