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Edward Carlton WICKS

Regimental number2940
Place of birthMerriwa New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressMerriwa, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, E L Wicks, Inniscarra, Merriwa, New South Wales
Enlistment date30 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 30 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 23 July 1919

Military Medal

'During the advance on the 18th September, 1918, near LE VERGUIER, Private WICKS displayed exceptional courage and resource. His Platoon had to cross a very heavily shelled area and in doing so all the N.C.Os became casualties. Considerable confusion occurred and the men became unsteady. However, WICKS setting a fine example of coolness despite the heavy shell fire reorganised the men and led them to the final objective. His gallant action was most opportune as it came at a critical time.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 1
Date: 2 January 1919

Bar to Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Family/military connectionsBrother: 2974 Pte George Bernard Sinclair WICKS, 13th Bn, returned to Australia, 3 July 1917.
Other detailsMedals: Military Medal & Bar, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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