|Photo by Bob Richardson 2011|
|Fernie, BC War Memorial includes|
Private Thomas Fitzgerald
Killed in action August 31, 1918. Circumstances of Death sheet claims "Killed In Action, during an attack on Orix Trench, east of Cherisy, whilst attempting to run from one shell hole to another, he was shot through the head by an enemy's sniper bullet". Private Thomas Fitzgerald was probably one of the last, if not the last, original 3rd Battalion enlistees, to be killed in action. He is buried in Upton Wood British Cemetery grave F.9.
His attestation paper and service record can be found HERE
His page on the Veteran Affairs Canadian Virtual Memorial can be found HERE