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John Thomas HICKS

Regimental number459
Place of birthDungog, New South Wales
AddressWindsor, Bennett Street, Bondi, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 8"
Weight174 lbs
Next of kinFather, G Hicks, Hospital Hill, Dungog, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 18 months in the Mounted Cadets.
Enlistment date27 August 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 28 January 1916
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date4 September 1916
Family/military connectionsBrother: 67884 Pte George Sydney HICKS, 27th NSW Reinforcements, ship recalled November 1918 owing to cessation of hostilities.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Commenced return to Australia from suez on board HS 'Kanowna', 28 January 1916; discharged (medically unfit: wounded, gun shot wound, back)), Sydney, 4 September 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death8 June 1950
SourcesNAA: B2455, HICKS John Thomas

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