|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Diamond Creek, Victoria|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Age at embarkation||20|
|Next of kin||Father, Rupert Gilchrist Whicker, 5 Maroona Road, Glenhuntly, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||2nd Air Mechanic|
|Unit name||Australian Flying Corps, No 1 Special Draft|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||8/15/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board SS Indarra on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||2nd Lieutenant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||5th Squadron, Australian Flying Corps|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Family/military connections||Father: 8087 Sapper Rupert Gilchrist WHICKER, 1st Tunnelling Company, died of disease, 14 September 1918.|
War service: Egypt, England
Embarked Melbourne, 26 November 1917; disembarked Suez, 27 December 1917.
Embarked Alexandria, 29 January 1918; disembarked to No 9 Rest Camp, Taranto, Italy, 4 February 1918.
Entrained Taranto, 7 February 1918; detrained Cherbourg, france, 14 February 1918.
Embarked Cherbourg, 14 May 1918; disembarked Southampton, England, 15 February 1918, and marched in to Australian Flying Corps Training Depot, Wendover.
Found guilty, 2 May 1918, of falling out of Instruction Class, Halton Camp East, without permission at about 25 April: awarded 7 days' confined to camp, and forfeited 2 days' pay.
Taken on strength as 2nd Air Mechanic, 5th Training Squadron, Minchinhampton, 10 June 1918.
Struck off strength, 5th Training Squadron, 2 November 1918, and marched out to No 2 School of Military Aeronautics, Oxford, for training as a Flying Officer (Pilot), and appointed Cadet.
Admitted to Montdore Hospital, Bournemouth, 25 December 1918; discharged from hospital to 1st Wing, AFC, 15 January 1919.
Appointed 2nd Lieutenant on probation, 1 April 1919.
Admitted to AFC Hospital, Tetbury, 3 April 1919 (fractured left radius); discharged from hospital, 19 April 1919.
Commenced return to Australia on board HS 'Karagola', 30 April 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 12 June 1919; appointment terminated (discharged), Melbourne, 4 August 1919.
Medal: British War MedalDied, 6 April 1921, as a result of injuries from a training flight crash. His was the first death of the Australian Air Force only 7 days after its formation.
|Date of death|
|Age at death||23|
|Place of burial||Brighton Cemetery, Victoria|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, WHICKER Bertie Walter|