Lt Col James Gerald Fitzmaurice

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Seating
  • Timber Oak
Lettering: Incised
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Memorial to Lieutenant Colonel James Gerald Fitzmaurice. Son of William Henry Fitzmaurice (bank manager) and Emma Theodora Jameson (daughter of Venerable James Jameson and Emma Haughton). Baptised on 16 May 1893 at Killeshin, Carlow, Ireland. He married Marguerite Sybil Charlotte Barnard, daughter of Gerald Charles Victor Cary Barnard, on 9 Aug 1927. Educated at Erasmus Smith Tipperary Grammar School and Trinity College, Dublin. Commissioned into the Royal Munster Fusiliers. He fought in the First World War. He was wounded in action on 8 Aug 1915 at Gallipoli and evacuated. Transferred to the Machine Gun Corps (London Gazette 27 Feb 1917). Adjutant in the Tank Corps as an acting Captain 10 Feb 1918. He was mentioned in despatches twice and was awarded the Military Cross as a Captain attached to a Tank Company (London Gazette 1 Jan 1919). Killed in action at Arras, France in WW2 when commanding 4th Royal Tank Regiment aged 47 years. His Regiment, along with 7th Royal Tank Regiment and supporting infantry, managed to force the German Army to pause its advance on the channel ports long enough for the evacuation from Dunkirk to occur. he is buried in Dunkirk Town Cemetery, Dunkirk, Departement du Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France.
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Lt/Col James Gerald FitzMaurice, MC. Killed in action at Arras 21 May 1940 commanding 4th Battalion RTR, late of the Royal Munster Fusiliers.

James Gerald Fitzmaurice

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