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James Fitzmaurice


If anyone already has an ancestry sub, and knows about the WWW1 records, or their handwriting (!) could you help me with this record please?

James Fitzmaurice. born Newtown Sands, Co. Kerry. There are several sheets and I can make out some, ie I think that he was 18 on entry in Feb 1898 and went into the Army Service Corps, fusiliers? I cannot see why he was discharged although can see some writing. I'd like to understand much more about this record as I know nothing about them or this one. One sheet shows his parents and siblings, and one says 'recommended for the army .....'


Thanks for any help you can give me :)
Image 4911:

Forwarded and recommended suitable for the army of the service he desires ?? (can't make out the last word)

We will take this man to Aldershot please.
Image 4908:

He was 18 when he joined on 3rd Feb 1898 at Tralee.

He joined the Army Service Corps.

The recruiting officer looks like RO H R. M. Fusiliers.
hi,,he also has a record on Findmypast,,,,,seems he joined 11th february 1898 in Tralee,,,,didscharged medically unfit november 1901.

dont know if you have the names of his siblings...but the record i can see does state if they were older or younger than him,if it helps :)

That's the dog-walking done for the day! :)

To question 11, the answer is “No, except in the militia in which I’m still serving”.

In image 4909, it says “South African War Gratuity £5 paid by District Paymaster, Woolwich vide Para 7 (This is Latin – vide para 7 means refer to or see paragraph 7.)....... of Dist Paymaster .....

Sorry I can't read the bits where I've shown dots!

BTW, have you noticed the "zoom-in" button underneath "Image only" on the green bar? The images can be enlarged to 200%. Without this facility I'd be sunk!

:biggrin: Josie
Hi gortonboy

Yes, that would be great!:):)

My record gives the names of Hugh, John, William, Pact/t? as brothers and Mary and Lizzie (?) as sisters, with parents as Edmund and Margaret, but doesn't show ages or anything else. There are some initials, but they seem to be E or Y, so not sure if I have that correct. :confused:
thanks so much for this, I can now see them on the irish census, that is so good and I am really pleased. I didn't realise you could get so much information from the military records.