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John William PIDCOCK

Regimental number196
Date of birth24 June 1893
Place of birthTatham, nr Casino, New South Wales
SchoolConvent and Grammar School, Casino, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationClerk
AddressCasino, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, F W Pidcock, Casino, New South Wales
Enlistment date1 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name1st Field Ambulance, C Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/44/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A14 Euripides on 20 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Division Artillery
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularJoined the Bank of New South Wales, Casino branch, December 1908. transferred to Bathurst branch, December 1908; to New castle branch (where he passed the Intermediate Examination of the Federal Institute of Accountants); to Inspector's Department, Head Office, December 1913; to Surry Hills, Sydney, branch (as ledger keeper), May 1914.
FateDied of wounds 5 April 1918
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialDoullens Communal Cemetery Extension No. 1 (Plot VI, Row A, Grave No. 25), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
17
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Katie PIDCOCK, Casino, New South Wales
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during a hostile attack. The heavy and accurate fire directed against his battalion cut all wires and interrupted communications between the control station and guns. For two hours he personally carried orders to the guns, from the control station, under continuous and heavy fire, until he was wounded. His gallant work was of vital importance to his battalion, and a splendid example to all ranks during a very strenuous and critical period.
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Family/military connectionsBrother: 1713 Gunner Sidney Daniel PIDCOCK, 10th Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 8 September 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Sources'Bank of New South Wales Roll of Honour' (Sydney, 1921), pp. 315-16.

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