Harry George WICKENS


WICKENS, Harry George

Service Number: 7314
Enlisted: 8 December 1915, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 13th Field Company Engineers
Born: Isle of Wight, England, 1 April 1887
Home Town: Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Timber-getter/Brickmaker
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 14 October 1917, aged 30 years
Cemetery: Dochy Farm New British Cemetery
Grave reference: III. E. 6.
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

8 Dec 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 7314, Brisbane, Queensland
31 Mar 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 7314, 6th Field Company Engineers, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
31 Mar 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 7314, 6th Field Company Engineers, HMAT Star of Victoria, Sydney
14 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 7314, 13th Field Company Engineers, Third Ypres

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Son of George and Harriet Wickens.

"...7314 Lance Corporal Harry George Wickens, 13th Field Company Engineers, of Brisbane, Queensland. Prior to his enlistment on 8 December 1915 Lance Corporal Wickens was employed as a timber getter. He embarked with his company aboard the HMAT Star of Victoria (A16) on the 31 March 1916 from Sydney, NSW. Lance Corporal Wickens was killed in action on 14 October 1917 in France. He is buried in the Dochy Farm New British Cemetery, Belgium." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)