1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
21/08/1915 (Killed in Action)
Bernard Fitzpatrick was the son of Hugh and Alice Fitzpatrick. He was born on 18th September 1895 in Dungannon. The 1901 census records Bernard as age 5, living with the family at Savings Bank, Dungannon. By 1911 the family had moved to Anne Street, Dungannon. Bernard was now working as a machine hand. His father was a labourer. Private Bernard Fitzpatrick was with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed on 21st August 1915 at Gallipoli. Bernard had a brother, Francis Fitzpatrick, who was also killed in World War One.
The Anzac and Suvla cemeteries are first signposted from the left hand junction of the Eceabat- Bigali Road. From this junction travel into the main Anzac area. Follow the road to Helles, opposite the Kabatepe Museum, at 14.2 kms. take a right turn at the 'T' junction and at 14.3 kms. take the left fork. After a total of 22.8 kms, take a right turn to the memorial along a rough track 500m long. The Helles Memorial stands on the tip of the Gallipoli Peninsula. It takes the form of an obelisk over 30 metres high that can be seen by ships passing through the Dardanelles.