Edgar HICKS

Regimental number442
Place of birthBallarat Vic
ReligionMethodist
OccupationHairdresser
AddressKinsway Street, Calremont, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Joseph Hicks, Kinsway Street, Calremont, Western Australia
Enlistment date5 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from
Two ships sailed from Fremantle carrying men from the 28th Battalion Headquarters, and Companies A, B, C and D. From embarkation records it is not possible to distinguish exactly which ship each man sailed on. They are: 30 officers and 982 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A11, 'Ascanius', on 29 June 1915 and 12 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A36, 'Thirty-Six, on 12 July 1916.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 29 June 1915
Two ships sailed from Fremantle carrying men from the 28th Battalion Headquarters, and Companies A, B, C and D. From embarkation records it is not possible to distinguish exactly which ship each man sailed on. They are: 30 officers and 982 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A11, 'Ascanius', on 29 June 1915 and 12 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A36, 'Thirty-Six, on 12 July 1916.
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 16 November 1916
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialThistle Dump Cemetery (Row F, Grave No. 2), High Wood, Longueval, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
113
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Joseph and Eliza HICKS, 117 Plain Street, East Perth, Western Australia. Native of Ballarat
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal