Embarked Wellington, 2 April 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 10 June 1917, and marched in to 2nd Bn, Canterbury Infantry Regiment, Sling Camp, and reverted to the ranks.
Proceeded overseas to France, 6 July 1917; joined 3rd Bn, Canterbury Infantry Regiment, in the field, 24 July 1917, and posted to 12th Company.
Admitted to No 4 NZ Field Ambulance, 1 August 1917 (diarrhoea); discharged to duty, 6 August 1917.
Admitted to No 4 NZ Field Ambulance, 20 August 1917 (diarrhoea); discharged to duty, 24 August 1917.
Wounded in action, 4 October 1917 (gun shot wound, chest, penetrating), and admitted to No 3 NZ Field Ambulance, and transferred same day to 3rd Australian Casualty Clearing Station; to hospital Etaples, 5 October 1917; to England, 17 October 1917, and admitted to King George Hospital, Stamford street, London, 18 October 1917; transferred to NZ Convalescent Hospital, Hornchurch, 27 November 1917; discharged to NZ Convalescent Depot, Codford, 19 January 1918.
Classified unfit by Medical Broad, and placed on NZ Roll, 20 April 1918.
Commenced return to Australia from Liverpool on board HMNZT 'Ulimaroa', 1 May 1918; discharged (no longer physically fit for War Service on account of wounds received in action), 14 July 1918.
War service: 1 year 242 days (of which 1 year 74 days was abroad)
Parents: James and Ellen FITZGERALD (both b. Ireland) AWMM