The AIF Project

John George VICKERS

Regimental number5642
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
AddressCoolalie, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinMother, Mrs Susan Vickers, 50 Northumberland Road, Auburn, New South Wales
Enlistment date27 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/36/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 9 September 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF19
Promotion date: 1 June 1918


Unit: INF19
Promotion date: 1 September 1918

Unit: INF20

FateReturned to Australia 22 August 1919

Military Cross

'During the attack on the Beaurevoir line, north of St. Quentin, on 3rd October 1918, he displayed marked gallantry. While the attack was held up on the right, he, with a non-commissioned officer, worked forward and rushed an enemy post, capturing eight prisoners and two machine guns. His fine action enabled the right flank to move forward.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 10
Date: 29 January 1920

Discharge date27 November 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Print format    

© The AIF Project 2023, UNSW Canberra. Not to be reproduced without permission.