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William Humphrey HICKS

Regimental number1728
Place of birthFremantle Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFitter
AddressQuarry Street, Fremantle, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs Margaret Hicks, Quarry Street, Fremantle, Western Australia
Enlistment date16 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 23 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 4 October 1917
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialPasschendaele New British Cemetery (Plot XIII, Row C, Grave No. 14), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
113
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated (marble tablet) in St John's Anglican Church, Fremantle, Western Australia. Inscription reads: 'To the glory of God. The Choir Vestry was erected A.D. 1922 in grateful memory of the men from this parish who gave their lives for God and King and Country in the Great War 1914-1919. "Their name liveth for evermore."' Parents: William and Margaret HICKS, Quarry Street, Fremantle, Western Australia
Other details

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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