139211 Henry Charles Hugh FITZHERBERT, 2 Irish Guards

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    PERSONAL INFORMATION

    Name: FITZHERBERT, Henry Charles Hugh
    DOB: 1908. 4th Quarter
    Place of Birth: Rathdown, Ireland
    Residence: Rookwood Cottage, Rathfarnham, Co. Dublin, Irish Republic.
    Trade/Profession:
    Parents: Eden and Dorothy Fitzherbert, Swinnerton, Foxrock, Co. Dublin.
    Census: 1911, Avoca Avenue, Blackrock, Dublin, Ireland.
    Wife: Sheelagh M. Fitzherbert nee Murphy, Rookwood Cottage, Rathfarnham, Co. Dublin; married 1934 2nd Quarter, Holyhead, Anglesey
    Photo:


    SERVICE
    Personal Number: 139211
    Rank: Captain
    Regiment/Battalion: Irish Guards, 2nd Armoured Battalion
    As at 01/09/1939:
    Pre-embarkation list, May 1944: Ref


    OFFICER
    Commission:
    London Gazette
    30th July 1940
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/34909/supplement/4663/data.pdf
    "I. G'ds.
    Henry Charles Hugh FITZHERBERT (139211) to be 2nd Lt. 1st July 1940."

    Promotions:
    Field Returns:
    Orbats: Orbats: Irish Guards


    CASUALTY
    CWGC Link: Cemetery Details
    CWGC Certificate:
    FITZHERBERT_HENRY_CHARLES_HUGH.jpg
    Theatre of War: Western Europe Campaign, 1944/45
    Date of Death: 02/04/1945
    Age at Death: 36
    Casualty Type: Killed in Action

    Cemetery: RHEINBERG WAR CEMETERY
    Cemetery Plan:
    RHEINBERG PLAN.jpg
    Cemetery Photo:
    Grave Reference: 34A. C. 3
    Headstone Photo:
    Fitzherbert HCH 1.jpg FitzHerbert HCH 2.jpg
    Grave Registration:
    FITZHERBERT 1 doc3261365.JPG FITZHERBERT 1 doc5747857.JPG
    Concentration Report:
    FITZHERBERT 3 doc3294024.JPG FITZHERBERT 4 doc3257107.JPG
    Headstone:
    FITZHERBERT 5 doc3488467.JPG
    Reburial Date: 30/08/1947
    Original Burial Place / Map Reference:
    Temp Burial Ground Western Berg, Sheet N1, Map Ref 549120, Plot A, B17 579
    Inscription: "Rest in peace"


    Army Casualty List (WO 417):
    139211 Captain Fitzherbert H C H 1944-45 Irish Guards
    The Times Casualty List: published 14/04/1945


    MEDALS
    Campaign Medals:
    Medal Roll Details:


    REFERENCES
    War Diaries:
    War Diary: 2nd Armoured Battalion IRISH GUARDS, Jan - Dec 1944
    War Diary: 2nd Battalion Irish Guards, Jan - Dec 1945

    Archive Files: 2nd Armoured Battalion Irish Guards, GAD, Tank Casualties, 1945

    Publications: IG History, pgs 363, 456, 457, 478, 488, 537, 567, 568
    Accounts:
    War Memorial: War Memorial Kildare Street Club World War II Memorial in Dublin 02, Kildare Street and University Club, Dublin, Dublin City 02

    Newspaper:
    "The Times
    Captain Fitzherbert H. 14 Apr 2045 OBITUARY, FALLEN OFFICERS, THE TIMES LIST OF CASUALTIES:- THE ARMY:- FITZHERBERT, Captain H., Irish Guards
    Captain Fitzherbert H. 14 Apr 2045 DEATHS:- ON ACTIVE SERVICE: FITZHERBERT. - Killed in action in Germany, April, 1945, Capt. HARRY FITZHERBERT, Irish Guards, loved husband of Sheelah Fitzherbert, Rookwood Cottage, Rathfarnham, Co. Dublin, and eldest son of Eden and Dorothy Fitzherbert, Swinnerton, Foxrock, Co. Dublin, aged 36."
    fitzherbert.png

    Websites:
    Irish Guards: Roll of Honour - WWII Open Resource Group
    Captain Henry Charles "Harry" Fitzherbert ( - 1945) - Find A Grave Memorial
     
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    BMD

    Birth:
    Name: Henry C H Fitzherbert
    Date of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec 1908
    Registration district: Rathdown
    Birth Country: Ireland
    Volume: 2
    Page: 763
    FHL Film Number: 101072


    Census:
    Name: Henry Charles Fitzherbert
    Gender: Male
    Age: 2
    Birth Year: abt 1909
    Relation to Head: Son
    Residence Date: 2 Apr 1911
    Townland/Street: Avoca Avenue, Part of
    District: Blackrock No. 2
    County: Dublin


    Marriage:
    Name: Sheelah M Murphy
    Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1934
    Registration district: Holyhead
    Inferred County: Anglesey
    Spouse: Fitz Herbert
    Volume Number: 11b
    Page Number: 993

    Death:
    Name: Henry Fitzherbert
    Given Initials: H C H
    Rank: Captain
    Death Date: 2 Apr 1945
    Number: 139211
    Birth Place: Eire
    Residence: Eire
    Branch at Enlistment: Foot Guards
    Theatre of War: Western Europe Campaign, 1944/45
    Regiment at Death: Irish Guards
    Branch at Death: Foot Guards
     
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    Casualty

    Captain FITZHERBERT, HENRY CHARLES HUGH
    Service Number 139211
    Died 02/04/1945
    Aged 36
    2nd Bn. Irish Guards
    Son of Eden and Dorothy Fitzherbert; husband of Sheelah Fitzherbert, of Rathfarnham, Co. Dublin, Irish Republic.
    INSCRIPTION: REST IN PEACE
    Buried at RHEINBERG WAR CEMETERY
    Location: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
    Cemetery/memorial reference: 13. B. 21.
    See cemetery plan
     
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