Richard Ernest HICKS

Regimental number3332
Place of birthFlowerdale, Victoria
AddressDigby Road, South Hamilton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs Jane Hicks, Digby Road, South Hamilton, Victoria
Enlistment date5 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth on 26 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Field Artillery Brigade
FateKilled in Action 17 October 1918
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialSerain Communal Cemetery Extension (Row B, Grave No. 15), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Janet HICKS, Digby road, South Hamilton, Victoria