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Ernest William James VICKERS

Regimental number4908
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressThird Street, Pirie West, Port Pirie, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs R Vickers, Third Street, Pirie West, Port Pirie, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the Compulsory Training Scheme and Cadets.
Enlistment date5 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll57th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 1 October 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialTincourt New British Cemetery (Plot V, Row F, Grave No. 44), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
164
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Son of Rachel Martha BURGESS (formerly VICKERS), 276 Mile Camp, Trans-Australiaan Railway, Tarcoola, South Australia
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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