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Howell Nicholas BICKFORD

Regimental number3752
Place of birthTorack, Victoria
SchoolState School, New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarmer
AddressGoomburra, via Allora, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, Ernest John Bickford, 'Loxley,' Greville Street, Randwick, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date12 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A49 Seang Choon on 19 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll31st Battalion
FateDied of wounds 12 April 1918
Place of death or woundingBouzencourt, France
Date of death12 April 1918
Age at death24
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialDoullens Communal Cemetery Extension No. 1 (Plot VI, Row B, Grave No. 15), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
118
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of Ernest John Bickford, 'Locksley', Greville Street, Randwick, Sydney, New South Wales. Native of Soriak, Victoria, Australia
Family/military connectionsFather: 22221 Corporal Ernest John BICKFORD, 7th Field Company Engineers, returned to Australia, 25 September 1919; Brothers: 6715 Pte Dillon Stephen BICKFORD, 6th Bn, returned to Australia, 4 July 1919; 5073 Company Quartermaster Sergeant Edric BICKFORD, Australian General Base Depot, returned to Australia, 28 August 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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