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Austin Francis FERRICKS

Regimental number395
Place of birthMaryborough Queensland
SchoolChristian Brothers School, Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationGardener
AddressZante Street, Maryborough, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Ferricks, Zante Street, Maryborough, Queensland
Enlistment date23 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 12, Reinforcement 5
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/17/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth on 19 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Machine Gun Battalion
FateDied of disease 2 March 1919
Place of death or woundingBelgium
Age at death26
Place of burialCharleroi Communal Cemetery (Row K, Grave No. 6), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
177
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Michael and Mary FERRICKS, 53 George Street, Kangaroo Point, Brisbane. Native of Maryborough, Queensland
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 2169 Pte Thomas David FERRICKS, 52nd Bn, killed in action, 7 June 1917; 2552 Pte Michael John FERRICKS, 42nd Bn, returned to Australia, 11 December 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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