Ernest John BICKFORD

Regimental number22221
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
OccupationRecruiting officer
Address'Locksley', Greville Street, Randwick, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation44
Next of kinWife, Mrs M Bickford, 'Locksley,' Greville Street, Randwick, New South Wales
Enlistment date3 August 1917
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameEngineering Field Companies, General Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/42/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 21 March 1918
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Field Company Engineers
FateReturned to Australia 25 September 1919
Family/military connectionsSons: 3752 Lance Corporal Howell Nicholas BICKFORD, 31st Bn, killed in action, 12 April 1918; 6715 Pte Dillon Stephen BICKFORD, 6th Bn, returned to Australia, 4 July 1919; 5073 Company Quartermaster Sergeant Edric Dillon BICKFORD, Australian General Base Depot, returned to Australia, 28 August 1919.
Other detailsMedals: British War Medal, Victory Medal