FITZPATRICK, Richard Michael

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Rank: Private

Year of death: 1918

Date of birth: QE Dec 1899

Date of death: 24.10.1918

Place of death: Killed in action

Service number: (1) 75872 subsequently changed to (2) 50760

Regiment: (1) Northumberland Fusiliers and (2) Royal Berkshire Regiment, 1st Battalion

Medals: CWGC – 10-26.10.1918 Battle of Sambre, one of the last great actions of the war as the Allies advanced into Belgium before the Armistice.
Campaign Medal and Silver War Medal

Cemetery location: Dean Road Cemetery, Section G (Recorded on family grave)

Where remembered?:
Buried in CWGC, Romeries Communal Cemetery Extension, France, Plot I.F.9
Recorded on family grave in Dean Road Cemetery
Recorded on Oliver’s Mount War Memorial, Scarborough

Biographical Information

Born in Scarborough in 1899, son of Richard Michael Fitzpatrick (builder’s labourer) & Alice Margaret of 11a Providence Place, Scarborough in 1911 census. 2 siblings. Parents living at 17 William Street, Scarborough when he died.

Inscription

In loving memory of/ALICE M FITZPATRICK/who died March 26 1922 aged 20 years/also of RICHARD FITZPATRICK her brother/killed in action Oct 24 1918 aged 19 years/interred in Romeries Cemetery France RIP/also of RICHARD M FITZPATRICK their/father died June 26 1930 aged 55/also of ALICE M FITZPATRICK/died Sept 10 1942 aged 69.

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