Fitzgerald, Frederick G


War Service:

Rifleman 22366119 Frederick G Fitzgerald of the Royal Ulster Rifles died in action in Korea on 23 April 1951.

On 22 April the RUR were part of 29 Infantry Brigade holding the high ground above the Imjin River in Korea. They were deployed along the highway which crossed the Imjin on two pontoon bridges and was the only link with a Belgian battalion holding the far bank. During the night the North Koreans began to encircle the Belgians and threaten the bridges; the RUR were sent forward to cover their withdrawal. Thus began the battle of the Imjin River which lasted until 25 April and which cost 29 Brigade 1019 casualties.

Although he was listed as missing in action in The Times of 2 May 1951 his body was obviously recovered as he is buried in the United Nations Memorial Cemetery in Pusan, Korea.

Location of Memorial:

He is remembered on the war memorial on the premises of the engineering company J Gardner and Co in Kent House Lane, Sydenham and on the Roll of Honour at the Armed Forces Memorial in the National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire.

He was born in Sydenham on 3 June 1930.


Contributed By: Andy Pepper

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