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Regimental number2882
Place of birthClunes Victoria
AddressRose Lane, Clunes, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinWife, Mrs I Pickford, Rose Lane, Clunes, Victoria
Enlistment date22 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A16 Star of Victoria on 10 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll58th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Recommendation date: 11 January 1917

FateKilled in Action 27 September 1917
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialTyne Cot Cemetery (Plot LXII, Row E, Grave No. 20), Passchendaele, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Bessie PICKFORD; husband of Ida PICKFORD, Yeovil Estate, Clunes, Victoria

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry in action. He led parties over difficult and dangerous country to the front line trenches. Later, although wounded, he continued to carry out his duties. He set a splendid example throughout.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 116
Date: 25 July 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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