Charles Reginald BICKFORD

BICKFORD, Charles Reginald

Service Number: 9161
Enlisted: 7 September 1916, Perth, Western Australia
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: Field Company Engineers
Born: Clifton Hill, Victoria, Australia, 1894
Home Town: Subiaco, Nedlands, Western Australia
Schooling: Public School & Technical College, Western Australia
Occupation: Engineering Draughtsman & Assistant Engineer
Died: Illness, Gerringong, New South Wales, Australia, 31 May 1984
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
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World War 1 Service

7 Sep 1916: Enlisted Australian Army (Post WW2), Private, 9161, Field Company Engineers, Perth, Western Australia
16 Jan 1917: Promoted Australian Army (Post WW2), Second Lieutenant, 13th Field Company Engineers
22 Mar 1918: Involvement Australian Army (Post WW2), Lieutenant, 9161, Field Company Engineers, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '5' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Runic embarkation_ship_number: A54 public_note: ''
22 Mar 1918: Embarked Australian Army (Post WW2), Lieutenant, 9161, Field Company Engineers, HMAT Runic, Sydney
22 Mar 1918: Promoted Australian Army (Post WW2), Lieutenant

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Charles Reginald BICKFORD was born in Clifton Hill, Victoria in 1894

His parents were Stephen Sawle BICKFORD & Caroline DIMOND

He enlisted in Perth, WA on 7th September, 1916 & rose through the ranks from Private to Lieutenant - embarked from Sydney on 22nd March, 1918 on the HMAT Runic with the Engineering Field Company, General Reinforcements  - he was also with the 4th Australian Divisional Engineers & the 13th Field Company Engineers

Charles returned to Australia on 5th December, 1919 on the ship Konigin Luise - date of discharge unknown

He married Kathleen May JONES in Western Australia in 1920

He died on 31st May, 1984 in Gerringong, NSW


His son Douglas Fitzgerald BICKFORD (SN428902) RAAF was Killed in Action on 31st March, 1944 during WW2