John Theodore BICKHOFF

Regimental number3766
Place of birthSnowtown, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressSnowtown, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 5.25"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Teresa Bickhoff, Snowtown, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date3 August 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth on 21 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 November 1918
Discharge date9 March 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 4257 Pte Joseph Stanley BICKHOFF, 32nd Bn, killed in action, 19 June 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 19 September 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 14 November 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 21 December 1916; taken on strength, 32nd Bn, in the field, 2 January 1917.

Admitted to 15th Australian Field Ambulance, 8 February 1917 (conjunctivitis), 8 February 1917; rejoined Bn, 16 February 1917.

Admitted to 15th Australian Field Ambulance, 21 February 1917 (pyrexia, unknown origin), and transferred to 5th Divisional Rest Station (debility); discharged to duty, 1 April 1917 (influenza); rejoined Bn, 5 April 1917.

Wounded in action, 29 September 1917 (gun shot wound, right thigh arm, face), and admitted to 2nd Canadian Casualty Clearing Station; transferred to 7th Canadian General Hospital, Etaples, 30 September 1917; to England, 3 October 1917, and admitted to Norfolk & Norwich Hospital, affiliated to Norfolk War Hospital, 4 October 1917; transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 7 November 1917; discharged on furlough, 8 November 1917, to report to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 23 November 1917.

Marched out to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 5 December 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 3 January 1918; rejoined Bn, in the field, 9 January 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 22 Febbruary 1918; rejoined Bn from leave, 11 March 1918.

Wounded in action (second occasion), 28 August 1918 (gun shot wound, right arm and thigh), and admitted to 15th Field Ambulance, and then transferred to 61st Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train No 30, 29 August 1918, and admitted to 2nd General Hospital, Havre, 30 August 1918; transferred to England, 1 September 1918, and admitted to 1st Birmingham War Hospital, 2 September 1918; transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 9 October 1918; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 16 October 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Suevic', 20 November 1918, for discharge (wounded); disembarked Melbourne, 5 January 1919, for onward travel to Adelaide; discharged (medically unfit), Adelaide, 9 March 1919.

War service: 2 years 219 days (of which 2 years 107 days were abroad)

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death8 May 1933
Age at death46
SourcesNAA: B2455, BICKHOFF John Theodore