Leslie Mervyn John WICKER

WICKER, Leslie Mervyn John

Service Number: NX25123
Enlisted: 5 June 1940
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/20th Infantry Battalion
Born: Lewisham, NSW, 21 April 1915
Home Town: Lidcombe, Auburn, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Baker
Died: Sudden collapse, Clarke Street, Lidcombe, NSW, 25 February 1951, aged 35 years
Cemetery: Rookwood Cemetery & Crematorium
Memorials: Ballarat Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, New South Wales Garden of Remembrance (Rookwood Necropolis)
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World War 2 Service

5 Jun 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (WW2) , Private, NX25123, 2nd/20th Infantry Battalion
11 Dec 1945: Discharged Australian Military Forces (WW2) , Private, NX25123, 2nd/20th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of John Titus WICKER, 23 Clarke Street, Lidcombe, NSW

Mr. L. M. J. Wicker

The death occurred unexpectedly at Berala, Lidcombe, on Sunday morning, of Mr . Leslie Mervyn John Wicker, 35, only son of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Wicker, of Garden Island, Sydney. The late Mr. Wicker had been in the best of health and was returning home after purchasing his Sunday papers when he collapsed and died. He had served in the A.I.F. during the  last world war, was a POW at Singapore and had worked on the infamous Burma-Thailand railway. On his return from overseas he married Miss Dorothy Stainton, of Auburn, and  was the father of two small daughters. Besides his parents, wife and daughters, two sisters, Mrs. Gwen Hull, of Garden Island and Mrs. B. Wykes, of Shell Harbor, are left to mourn his loss. The late Mr. Wicker was a relative of the Woolbank families of Molong.