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Claude Stanley WICKHAM

Regimental number3499
Place of birthGawler, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationCarpenter
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 3"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinMother, Martha Annie Wickham, 116 Robsart Street, Parkside, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date2 October 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll2 October 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Unit name48th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT Seang Bee on 10 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1919
Discharge date6 August 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 1587 Company Sergeant Major John Clifford WICKHAM MM, 10th Bn, returned to Australia, 4 June 1919; 3729 Pte Harold Edward WICKHAM, 48th Bn, returned to Australia, 12 May 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Adelaide, 10 February 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 2 May 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 16 July 1917; taken on strength, 48th Bn, 21 July 1917.

On leave to united Kingdom, 16 March 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 3 April 1918.

On Special Leave to United Kingdom, 25 October 1918; rejoined unit from leave.

On leave from France, 12 March 1919; rejoined unit from leave, 29 March 1919.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 14 April 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Napier', 12 May 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 29 June 1919; discharged, 6 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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