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Edward HICKEY

Regimental number825
Date of birth30 November 1894
Place of birthWaitche, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarm labourer
AddressWaitchie Post Office, Waitchie, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, Edward Hickey, Waitchie Post Office, Waitchie, Victoria
Enlistment date21 November 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Light Horse Regiment, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/13/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 13 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 4 January 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: Private Patrick HICKEY, Reg. No. 939, 23rd Battalion, killed in action 15 October 1915, Lone Pine, Gallipoli
Other details

War Service: Gallipoli, Western Front

Left school at twelve and worked as a drover, station hand and skilled bush carpenter. Spent some time with the Aboriginals living in the bush prior to the War. Married Eva Scarce and had four children
Date of death25 July 1977 - Forster, New South Wales
Age at death82
Place of burialLilydale, Victoria

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