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Thomas Hector HICKS

Regimental number2584
Place of birthBendigo Vic
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLetter carrier
AddressGreen Street, Job's Gully, Jobs Gully, Bendigo, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, T Hicks, Job's Gully, Bendigo, Victoria
Enlistment date10 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 26 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 31 March 1919
Miscellaneous information from
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Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Military Medal

'During the operations east of YPRES on 4/5th October, 1917 L/Cpl. HICKS, as a signaller, displayed great bravery and devotion to duty. Under heavy shell fire he went out continually repairing breaks in lines caused by enemy shell fire and under heavy fire successfully carried important messages from Battalion Headquarters to Company Headquarters.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No.
Date: 2 May 1918

Family/military connectionsBrothers: 794 Sergeant Alma Union Lisle HICKS, 7th Bn, returned to Australia, 20 October 1918; 3861 Pte Albert Edward HICKS, 5th Bn, returned to Australia, 28 March 1919.
Date of death29 June 1953

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