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 Robert Emmet Fitzgerald Robert Emmet Fitzgerald was the son of Maurice and Elizabeth A Fitzgerald.  His father, the first conductor on the Coast Railway, had died prior to Robert’s enlistment. Robert grew up in Yarmouth, N.S. and had attended the South End School.  The family lived on the corner of Main and Haskell Streets.  He moved to Medford, Mass. U.S. and with the US entry into the war, enlisted in the United States Army, Quartermaster Corps, Railway on November 29, 1917.  He received his training at Camp J. E. Johnson, Jacksonville, Florida and proceeded to France in April, 1918. He died of pneumonia in France on October 18, 1918. Robert was Chancellor of the Medford Council, Knights of Columbus when he enlisted and a Mass of Requiem was held by the Medford Council on news of his death.  He was the first of its seventy-five members in the service of the United States to give his life during the war.   Date of Death:  October 18, 1918 Cemetery: Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA Plot: WWI Section A, 001 Religion: Roman Catholic Camp J. E. Johnson, Jacksonville, Florida Commemorated on the Yarmouth Monument Sources: Camp Johnson Photo Cemetery: Additional Information: “A Monument Speaks” A Thurston; 1989 (pp 166-167)
  Private Robert Emmet Fitzgerald 
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