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Frank William TICKLE

Regimental number1087
Place of birthSt Stephens England
ReligionChurch of England
AddressWarracknabeal, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, Frank Tickle, Warracknabeal, Victoria
Enlistment date21 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 13 July 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in an attack. He led his company throughout with such fearless disregard of danger as to inspire his men to great effort. When they came under heavy shell fire he halted his men in shell holes, and went out to a flank and engaged the enemy with a machine gun. During the fight for the final objective he was again heavily opposed by a machine gun. He led his men forward with great gallantry and personally killed the entire gun crew and successfully captured the position. He set a splendid example of courage and determination.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 137
Date: 30 August 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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