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Richard Roland HICKSON

Regimental number262
Place of birthEnfield, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationRailway cleaner
AddressVictoria Parade, Manly, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21.8
Height5' 11"
Weight164 lbs
Next of kinFather, C Hickson, Victoria Parade, Manly, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Senior Cadets, and in Australian Light Horse, Citizen Military Forces; left the district.
Enlistment date22 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 24 September 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Robert and Sandra Crofts
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia, 24 September 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 23 November 1917, for onward travel to Sydney; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Sydney, 23 January 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death5 March 1965
Age at death72
Place of burialCremated: St Thomas Cemetery (Wall 5 Niche 22), Enfield, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, HICKSON Richard Roland

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