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Edward James HICKEY

Regimental number1654
Place of birthBenalla, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationDriver
AddressBenalla, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 10"
Weight162 lbs
Next of kinFather, Daniel Hickey, Benalla, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date5 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 May 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Pioneer Battalion, Reinforcement 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/15/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 6 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Pioneer Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 December 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Kent Fedorowich
Discharge date21 March 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Nestor', 12 December 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 1 February 1919; discharged (medically unfit: gunshot wound, left arm), Melbourne, 21 March 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death4 November 1952
Age at death60
Place of burialMelbourne General Cemetery, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, HICKEY Edward James

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