Topic: Maurice Edward William Fitzgerald (1883-1969)

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Maurice Edward William Fitzgerald was a major during World War I.

Maurice Edward William Fitzgerald was born in 1883 (reg. 1883/11023) to William Crothers and Elizabeth Fitzgerald. He died on 4 August 1969 (reg. 1969/31807).

The obituary of Maurice Edward William Fitzgerald appeared in the Tauranga Historical Society Journal in August 1969 (No. 37, p. 2):

Maurice Edward Fitzgerald, who died in Hamilton on 4th August, aged 86, is best known to Tauranga residents, firstly because of the naming after him of a scenic gem on the Hamilton-Rotorua main highway, the well-known Fitzgerald Glade; secondly because his former residence in Beach Road, Otumoetai, was built on the site of the store of John Lees Faulkner, the "Otumoetai Trader", who settled there in 1840; and thirdly because, while living in retirment at Beach Road, he contributed numerous letters, all well-thought out, to the "B.P. Times", on local affairs. As a major in the First War, Mr. Fitzgerald was mentioned three times in dispatches and was awarded the O.B.E. (Military Division). From 1923 to 1948 he was engineer to Matamata County. Thereafter he served on the National Town Planning Authority until 1954.

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Maurice Edward William Fitzgerald (1883-1969)

First Names:Maurice Edward William
Last Name:Fitzgerald
Date of Birth:1883
Country of birth:New Zealand
Date of death:4 August 1969
Place of death:Hamilton
Fathers name:William Crothers Fitzgerald
Mothers name:Elizabeth Fitzgerald
Military Service:World War I