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Frank Joseph HICKIE

Regimental number5655
Place of birthSt Kilda Vic
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPlantation manager
AddressBatemans Hotel, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation43
Next of kinBrother, William Thomas Hickie c/o Colonial Sugar Company, Broadwater, New South Wales
Enlistment date22 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 9 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 31 May 1919

Military Medal

'This N.C.O. did excellent work during the whole of the operations in front of REINCOURT on 3rd May. During the whole of the engagement he led his men in a most gallant style. On the men becoming disorganised he reorganised them, excercising great control, and setting a splendid example by his action, coolness and courage.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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