Thomas George BICKLEY

BICKLEY, Thomas George

Service Number: 6852
Enlisted: 8 September 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 16th Infantry Battalion (WW1)
Born: Fremantle, Western Australia, July 1882
Home Town: Wagin, Wagin, Western Australia
Schooling: State School, Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia
Occupation: Carpenter
Died: Bronchitis, Sutton Veny Military Hospital, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom, 23 February 1917
Cemetery: Codford St. Mary (St. Mary) New Churchyard, Wiltshire, England
Codford St. Mary (St. Mary), New Churchyard (Grave No. 85), Wiltshire, Codford St Mary (St Mary) New Churchyard, Codford, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Fremantle Fallen Sailors & Soldiers Memorial, Wagin & District Honour Roll, Wagin War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

8 Sep 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 6852, 16th Infantry Battalion (WW1)
9 Nov 1916: Involvement Private, 6852, 16th Infantry Battalion (WW1), --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '12' embarkation_place: Fremantle embarkation_ship: HMAT Argyllshire embarkation_ship_number: A8 public_note: ''
9 Nov 1916: Embarked Private, 6852, 16th Infantry Battalion (WW1), HMAT Argyllshire, Fremantle

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

The summary below was completed by Cathy Sedgwick – Facebook “WW1 Australian War Graves in England/UK/Scotland/Ireland

Died on this date – 23rd February....Private Thomas George Bickley was born in Fremantle, Western Australia in 1881. He enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.) on 28th August, 1916 as a 34 year old Carpenter from West Wagin, Western Australia.

Private Bickley embarked from Fremantle on the HMAT Argyllshire (A8) on 9th November, 1916 with the 4th Infantry Brigade, 10th Infantry Battalion, 22nd Reinforcements & disembarked at Devonport, England on 10th January, 1917. Whilst on board & during the journey from Australia to England, Private Bickley was admitted to ship’s hospital from 28th December, 1916 to 4th January, 1917.

Private Bickley was marched into the 4th Training Battalion at Codford, Wiltshire on 10th January, 1917. He was admitted to the Group Hospital with Bronchitis on 12th February, 1917.

Private Thomas George Bickley of 16th Battalion, died of Bronchitis on 23rd February, 1917, at Sutton Veny Military Hospital, Wiltshire, England. He was buried in St. Mary’s New Churchyard (Anzac Cemetery) at Codford, Wiltshire, England. There are 30 other WW1 Australian Soldiers & 66 New Zealand Soldiers buried here.

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