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Herbert Walter HICKEY

Regimental number3411
Place of birthGoulburn, New South Wales
True NameVORHERR, William
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationBlacksmith's striker
AddressMoonee Ponds, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation36
Height5' 5.25"
Weight161 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Josephine Hickey, 36 Margaret Street, Moonee Ponds, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date12 February 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll26 January 1917
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name57th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/74/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 21 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 6 October 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Kent Fedorowich
Discharge date1 January 1920
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia from Southampton on board HT 'Pakeha', 6 October 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 24 November 1919; discharged (medically unfit: disability not stated), Melbourne, 1 January 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to War Service.
Date of death26 August 1937
Place of burialMelbourne General Cemetery, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, HICKEY Herbert Walter

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