Major Gerald Vincent Fitzgerald

He lost his left eye in the war.

1892 Oct 9. Born Dundalk, Louth

1901 census at 11 Kilcorrey, Galway

1911 census at 8 Belgrave Place, Cork

1912 Jul 3. 3rd Battalion, The Prince of Wales's Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadians), Gerald Vincent FitzGerald, late Cadet, Cork Grammar School Contingent, Officers Training Corps, to be Second Lieutenant (on probation).

1913 Feb 7. 3rd battalion Leinster Regt. The following 2nd Lt on probation confirmed in their rank. 2nd Lt Gerald V Fitzgerald

1914 Oct 1. Landed in France

1915 Jan 2. 3rd battalion Leinster Regt. 2nd Lt to be Lt, Gerald V Fitzgerald

1915 May 8. Promoted Capt.

1915 Nov 22. Seconded for duty with Machine Gun Corps. Capt Gerald V Fitzgerald, 3rd Battalion, Leinster Regt

1919 Dec 19. Demobbed in Dublin. Living at Wrone Terrace, Blackrock, Dublin

1920 Nov 21 Joined ADRIC with service no 1093. Posted to Depot Coy

1921 Feb 23 "Struck off strength" the roll does not give a reason. He would appear to be the Fitzgerald in this court martial. The other three courtmartialed were also with Depot

1921 Apr 15 to 18 Jun Recalled to MGC during The Emergency

1922 Mar 17. 3rd Leinster R. — Capt. -(temp. Maj.) G. V. FitzGerald relinquishes his commn., and is granted the rank of Maj

1923 Aug 9. Sails for Canada

1924 Oct 22. Arrives back in UK from Canada, intending to live in England

1929 Aug 14. Applies to Gresham Fire Insurance Co for a job s a Superintendant

1938 Jul 11. Applies to join Old Contemptibles

1939 Register. Living at Royal Hotel Market Street , Falmouth . He is a single, retired army Major. He was also fined 5/- that year for illegally selling icecreams!

1940 Jan 16. Applies for a job in the Post Office in Falmouth

1940 Sep 7. R.U. Rif. Maj. Gerald Vincent FITZGERALD (116384) to be Lt.

1940 Nov 27. R.U. Rif. Lt. G. V. Fitzgerald (116384) is dismissed the Service by sentence of a General Court Martial.

1941 Feb 9 Died Belfast


WO 339/8817