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Regimental number1004
Date of birth24 March 1890
Place of birthAuckland, New Zealand
SchoolParnell School, Auckland, New Zealand
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMaster mariner, seaman
Addressc/o Mrs G Croft, Sherwood Road, Mount Eden, Auckland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26.9
Height5' 6"
Weight134 lbs
Next of kinFather, J A Jickell, c/o Mrs G Croft, Sherwood Road, Mount Eden, Auckland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date14 February 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 December 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentLance Corporal
Unit nameSignal Troop 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number22/22/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A31 Ajana on 31 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Divisional Signal Company
FateDischarged 21 July 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Discharged from the AIF in consequence of being appointed a Commission in the Royal Naval Reserve with effect from 21 July 1916.

Medal: 1914-15 Star.

Subsequently awarded by UK Government the Distinguished Service Cross, Mention in Despatches, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II: enlisted, 26 March 1942; discharged, 4 February 1943, as V352744 Private, Volunteer Defence Corps.
Date of death31 August 1977
Age at death87
Place of burialMount Duneed Public Cemetery, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, JICKELL James

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