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Ernest Cornelius VICKERY

Regimental number756
Date of birth5 August 1886
Place of birthNewbridge, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationContractor
AddressCootamundra, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinWife, Mrs M L Vickery, Cootamundra, New South Wales
Enlistment date28 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 31 July 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Spelt Ernest Cornealious Vickery on NR
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the operations EAST OF YPRES 4/5th October and 9/10th October. He was one of a party carrying rations to the forward area. Several horses were blown out and drivers wounded and other horses being bogged. He had to load and unload his waggon several times under heavy fire. He set a fine example to those around him and greatly assisted in getting the supplies to the front line.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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