Service Number: 92
Enlisted: 19 August 1914, Morphettville, South Australia
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Brompton, South Australia, 2 April 1893
Home Town: Croydon, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Locomotive Fireman
Died: Killed in Action, France, 19 August 1916, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Courcelette British Cemetery
Courcelette British Cemetery, Picardie, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Hindmarsh Star of Freedom Tent No 4 IOOR WW1 Roll of Honor, Hindmarsh WW1 Roll of Honour Heroes of the Great War
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World War 1 Service

19 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Morphettville, South Australia
20 Oct 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, 92, 10th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières , --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '10' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Ascanius embarkation_ship_number: A11 public_note: ''
20 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Corporal, 92, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Adelaide
19 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, 92, 10th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières , --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 92 awm_unit: 10 Battalion awm_rank: Sergeant awm_died_date: 1916-08-19

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Corporal Roy Pickering, 10th Battalion, who is reported wounded, is a son of Mrs. Pickering, Robert-street, North Croydon. Prior to the introduction of compulsory military training he was a member of the original cadet forces, and won a medal for Shooting. He received promotion from Lance-corporal to corporal whilst in camp at Morphettville. The wounded soldier is 22 years of age, and is a member of the Robert-street (Hindmarsh) Church of Christ. Previous to enlisting he was employed as fireman at the Loco. sheds, Islington." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 22 May 1915 (


"Mrs. John Pickering, of Hindmarsh, has been advised that her son, Sgt. R. Pickering, is reported missing. Prior to enlisting, Sgt. Pickering was employed in the Locomotive Department at Mile-End, and was one of the first to offer his services. He left with the 10th Battalion, and partook in the memorable landing at Gallipoli where he was wounded during a charge. Mrs. Pickering has another son (Gordon), serving in France." - from the Adelaide Observer 07 Oct 1916 (