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Thomas Fitzgerald 4th Hussars-M.G.C. (Cav)
« on: Tuesday 23 September 14 09:48 BST (UK) »
Hi all
I trying to find additional information on Thomas Fitzgerald d.o.b. 7/10/1894, 4th Hussars (9580)- M.G.C. (52551). I found his medal index card but can't find anything else. I'm trying to find where he came from in Dublin.

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Re: Thomas Fitzgerald 4th Hussars-M.G.C. (Cav)
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 23 September 14 09:58 BST (UK) »
Are you aware that two-thirds of the WW1 records were destroyed in a WW2 bombing raid?

That may be the cause in not finding any records.

Did he survive WW1?
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Re: Thomas Fitzgerald 4th Hussars-M.G.C. (Cav)
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 23 September 14 10:05 BST (UK) »
Hi KGarrad.

Thanks for your swift reply, yes I'm aware of the loss of records it's just that I'm new to this and I thought I might be missing something in my search. There is a story in this search which includes Thomas's brother Gerald who served in the 8th Hussars, both survived the war.

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Re: Thomas Fitzgerald 4th Hussars-M.G.C. (Cav)
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 23 September 14 10:19 BST (UK) »
I'm not seeing any Pension records?

Was he still serving, perhaps, in 1920?
If so, his records will still be with the MOD!

See: https://www.gov.uk/requests-for-personal-data-and-service-records
There will be a fee of 30! :o
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Re: Thomas Fitzgerald 4th Hussars-M.G.C. (Cav)
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 23 September 14 10:24 BST (UK) »
Hi again.

he didn't receive a pension and demobbed in 1919.

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Re: Thomas Fitzgerald 4th Hussars-M.G.C. (Cav)
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 23 September 14 11:21 BST (UK) »
You could contact the Regimental Museum; they will do some research for 25?

http://www.qohmuseum.org.uk/historicalresearch.htm
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Re: Thomas Fitzgerald 4th Hussars-M.G.C. (Cav)
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 23 September 14 11:43 BST (UK) »
thanks for that info I will follow that up

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