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Robert Fitzgerald
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Robert Fitzgerald 282668 Private/Gunner 219th Battalion; Royal Canadian Garrison Artillery March 13, 1898 (actual date of birth 1901) Little River Harbour, Yarmouth Co., NS March 13, 1916; June 21, 1917 Yarmouth NS Little River Harbour, Yarmouth Co., NS 17 (actual) 5 feet, 4 inches dark dark brown dark 29th Battery Canadian Field Artillery, Yarmouth (Recruit) Single Roman Catholic Fisherman William Fitzgerald, Little River Harbour, Yarmouth Co., NS December 23, 1918 (Halifax, on demobilization) Robert first enlisted at Yarmouth on March 13, 1916 at the age of 17; however, was discharged at Aldershot, NS on July 2, 1916. He served with the 219th Battalion for some seven months. Determined to serve, he re-enlisted on June 21, 1917 in Halifax at the age of 18 to serve with the Royal Canadian Garrison Artillery for one year and four months with a Service Number of 8176. On June 22, 1918 with a Service Number of 1274219 as an active Militiaman on duty he became part of the Canadian Expeditionary Force. Records dated December 11, 1918 lists his date of birth as 1901. He was now 5 feet, 8 inches in height.
photo; Courtesy of Dianne Jacquard