b. 04/1880 ?. d. 13/05/1928 India.
DATE OF AM ACTION: 31/08/1906 Ferozepore, India.
Patrick John Fitzpatrick was born in April 1880, and initially served with the Military Works Services, Indian Army. Fitzpatrick advanced to Sub-Conductor, and served during the Great War with the unit in the French theatre of war from 26 September 1914. He was awarded the DCM (LG 14th January 1916). He was commissioned Second Lieutenant in the Royal Engineers, 25 August 1918, and advanced to Captain, 10 November 1922. Fitzpatrick died in India, 13 May 1928.
Captain Ross discovered the fire, and with a detachment of his regiment entered the magazine’ compound with a small hand engine fed from tanks in the magazine, and attempted, to put out the fire. He; also worked at getting the steam engine into position. Major Young, as General Anderson’s Brigade-Major, was constantly with the; General in positions of great danger. In particular he joined General Anderson at a critical moment by the door of No. 8 cell, from which the gunpowder was being removed, and remained with the General throughout the rest of the period of danger. Captain Battye assisted in the removal of the gunpowder from No. 8 cell. He also, with Staff Serjeant Fitzpatrick, directed the operations for piercing two holes through the masonry of the roof of Cell No. 9, where the small arms ammunition was burning, and succeeded in getting the hose through these holes so as to play on the burning ammunition. By this means a check on the fire in No. 9 was effected. Both men were conspicuous throughout the day in the magazine enclosure.
BURIAL LOCATION: BURIED IN MURREE, INDIA.
LOCATION OF MEDAL: PRIVATELY HELD. SOLD AT DNW IN JULY 2018 FOR £6,500.
Dix Noonan Webb – Images of Fitzpatrick Medal Group.