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Frank HICKSON

Regimental number1049
Date of birth--/10/1891
Place of birthNorthwick England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationHorse driver
AddressDeniliquin, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs C Hickson, 19 Romain Street, Northwick, England
Enlistment date12 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, H Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: INF8
Promotion date: 5 August 1916

Lieutenant


Unit: INF8
Promotion date: 12 April 1917

FateReturned to Australia 13 July 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He was in command of a company throughout the operations, and led them with unerring skill and judgment. Seeing the flank company held up by machine gun fire, he at once assisted them with part of his company, and personally went forward, shot four of the gun team, and captured the remainder, thus allowing the advance to continue. His prompt and courageous action undoubtedly saved many lives. He showed great knowledge in selecting his final positions and set a splendid example to his men throughout.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 137
Date: 30 August 1918

Other details

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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