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Frederick William VICKERY

Regimental number3056
Place of birthAylesbury England
ReligionSalvation Army
OccupationTelephone linesman
AddressBayswater, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation37
Next of kinWife, Mrs Mary Vickery, MacGann Street, Bayswater, Western Australia
Enlistment date14 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Pioneer Battalion, Reinforcement 7
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/17/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 9 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Pioneer Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 19 June 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'Near Glenconse Wood on the afternoon of 24th September 1917 Corporal VICKERY was engaged with a party building a forward plank road. While work was in progress the party were heavily shelled, causing casualties to his party and to infantry passing along the road. The party became scattered and somewhat disorganised in consequence. With great courage Corporal VICKERY assisted Lieut. Pierce in organising parties to clear the wounded from the shelled area, and at the same time reorganised the working party. His splendid example rallied the men and the work was completed.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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