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Oswald Mallam WICKING

Regimental number3293
Place of birthShepparton, Victoria
SchoolState School and University College, Shepparton, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 9"
Weight174 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Wicking, Poath Road, Oakleigh, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date2 August 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name21st Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 18 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Age at death from cemetery records30
Place of burialNew Irish Farm Cemetery (Plot XXI, Row F, Grave No. 12), St Jean-Les-Ypres, Belgium
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Shepparton Cemetery, Victoria. Parents: John (d. 1 January 1920, aged 60; bu. Shepparton) and Annie WICKING (d. 28 October 1925, aged 79; bu. Shepparton)
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 60th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 26 February 1916.

Transferred to and taken on strength, 59th Bn, 15 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Posted missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 29 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Handwritten note on Form B103: 'Presume Buried In No Man's Land approx 5J90 43 to 5K02.5.1 Sheet Hazebrouck 5A'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, WICKING Oswald Mallam

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