Badge Number: S340, Sub Branch: Henley & Grange

HICKS, Henry

Service Number: 8891
Enlisted: 13 September 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 4th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Clarence Park, South Australia, 18 August 1895
Home Town: Clarence Park, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Motor Mechanic
Died: Henley Beach, South Australia, 24 March 1966, aged 70 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Centennial Park Cemetery, South Australia
RSL Walls, Wall 134, Niche G011. Ashes interred on 13 September 1966
Memorials: Goodwood Public School WW1 Roll of Honor, Unley Sturt Football Club WW1 Honour Roll, Unley Town Hall WW1 Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

13 Sep 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
16 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Driver, 8891, 2nd Divisional Ammunition Column, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1,

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16 Nov 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Driver, 8891, 2nd Divisional Ammunition Column, HMAT Port Macquarie, Melbourne
13 May 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Corporal, 4th Field Artillery Brigade, Rank of Corporal was temporary later confirmed on 24 May 1916
8 Nov 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 4th Field Artillery Brigade
14 Sep 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Sergeant, 8891, 4th Field Artillery Brigade, Shell wounds to the shoulder, thigh and thigh. Invalided to England on 23 September 1917 aboard HS Ville de Liege
28 Feb 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, 8891, 4th Field Artillery Brigade
28 Feb 1918: Discharged AIF WW1, Sergeant, 8891, 4th Field Artillery Brigade, Discharged at the 4th Military District as wounded
Date unknown: Wounded 8891, 4th Field Artillery Brigade

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Ernest Hicks and Anne Maria Hicks nee Cockburn of George Street, Clarence Park, SA

Coommenced return to Australia on 22 December 1917 aboard HS Runic disembarking on 12 February 1918 at Melbourne for onward travel to Adelaide

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

On 20 znovember 1920 Henry married Mabel Mary Esther Charlotte Matthew in the St. Augustines Church, Unley, SA

At the time of his death his residential address was Henley Beach, SA