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William BICKFORD

Regimental number815
Place of birthRavenswood, Victoria
SchoolRavenswood State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressRavenswood, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinR G Bickford, Ravenswood, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date12 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, G Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Unspecified


Recommendation date: 7-8 August 1916

FateKilled in Action 11 April 1917
Place of death or woundingBullecourt, France
Age at death24
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 1519 Pte Edward BICKFORD, 21st Bn, killed in action, Mouquet Farm, Pozieres, France, 26 August 1916; 1518 Corporal Robert John BICKFORD, 21st Bn, died of wounds received at Flers, France, 12 January 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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