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Regimental number204
Date of birth27 July 1894
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Address23 Copeland Street, Alexandria, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs Alice Tickner, 23 Copeland Street, Alexandria, New South Wales
Enlistment date24 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name15th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 29 July 1915

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry on the night of the 9th-10th May, 1915, near Gaba Tepe (Dardanelles). During a sortie from Quinn's Post Corporal Tickner, accompanied by another Non-Commissioned Officer, advanced with great coolness and courage past the first line of the enemy's trenches to a tent some distance in the rear. They killed all the occupants and cut the telephone wiresw which connected it with the fire trenches, thus preventing communication from the rear.'
Source: 'London Gazette' No. 8865
Date: 6 September 1915

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName entered incorrectly on Embarkation Roll as Roy TICKNER. See Lt Mervyn Roy TICKNER for second period of service.

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