Photos of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Cemetery at Dawson City, Yukon
Royal Canadian Mounted Police Cemetery at Dawson City, Yukon
Const. Michael J. Fitzgerald
Regimental No. 3617
Died August 27, 1913
From the Annual Report: "August, 1913 - It is with deep regret that I have to report the death by drowning in the White river of Reg. No. 3617, Constable Fitzgerald. M. J. Fitzgerald was on his way to the new detachment at Donjek on the steamer Vidette, in charge of a horse. When about six miles up the White river he went to assist the crew use a sweep to swing the barge around. The sweep caught in some 'sweepers,' knocking him off the barge into the water. Boats were at once lowered and he was picke dup, floating face downwards. Every possible effort was made to resuscitate him but to no avail. The accident occurred on the 27th. Constable Fitzgerald was buried with military honours on the 31st."
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