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Regimental number3119
Place of birthArchies Creek Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressDandenong, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, W J Pickersgill, George Street, Dandenong, Victoria
Enlistment date8 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 16 October 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll46th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: Cadet Officer on Probation
Promotion date: 6 January 1919


Unit: 46th Battalion
Promotion date: 6 April 1919

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 18 April 1917

FateReturned to Australia 1 May 1919

Military Medal

'At BULLECOURT on 11th April 1917 during an attack on the HINDENBURG Line after all the Non Commissioned Officers of his Platoon had been killed or wounded, he took charge and did excellent work. In the retirement his presence and command turned the same into an orderly retirementQthus averting many casualties.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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