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James Edwin PICKRILL

Regimental number2668
Place of birthLondon England
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, Joseph Pickrill, 38 Leffern Road, Shepherds Bush London, England
Enlistment date23 April 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board SS Makarini on 15 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll46th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 9 April 1918

FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1919

Military Medal

'For gallant conduct near ALBERT on April 3rd 1918, when during an enemy attack, some of our own men's eagerness to meet the enemy had led them too far forward masking the fire of the platoon Lewis gun. Private Pickrill stood up on the embankment, amid a hail of enfilade enemy machine gun fire, and fired his Lewis Gun from the shoulder causing heavy casualties to the enemy and covering his comrades advance.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

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