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Alfred Ernest WICKS

Regimental number555
Date of birth29 November 1894
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
Other NamesArthur Ernest
ReligionChurch of England
AddressCaversham, 3 Anderton Street, Marrickville, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, H Wicks, Caversham, Marrickville, New South Wales
Enlistment date22 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name1st Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement, No. 29455 (28 January 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 44 (6 April 1916).

FateReturned to Australia 16 July 1917

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry in action. He assumed command of and handled his company with great courage and determination.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 116
Date: 25 July 1917

Discharge date12 March 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Appointed Sergeant, 18 October 1914; Temporary Company Sergeant Major, 14 October 1915; Company Sergeant Major, 10 December 1916. Wounded in action, Gallipoli, May 1915; France, 22-25 July 1916.

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Date of death19 September 1955
Place of burialRookwood Crematorium

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