Herbert Hugh HICKEY


HICKEY, Herbert Hugh

Service Number: 5854
Enlisted: 16 August 1916, Enlisted at Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 21st Infantry Battalion
Born: Lake Charm, Victoria, Australia, 1885
Home Town: Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 19 May 1918
Cemetery: Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension
Plot V111, Row D, Grave 16. Headstone inscription reads: Thy will be done, Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Dernancourt, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Swan Hill War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

16 Aug 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 5854, 22nd Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Melbourne, Victoria
2 Oct 1916: Involvement Private, SN 5854, 22nd Infantry Battalion
2 Oct 1916: Embarked Private, SN 5854, 22nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Nestor, Melbourne
24 Feb 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 21st Infantry Battalion, From Training Battalion
19 May 1918: Involvement Private, SN 5854, 21st Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Frederick William Hickey and Janet Hickey nee Turner of Rathdown Street, Carlton North, Victoria

Husband of Mary Hickey nee Leight of the same address as his parents. Herbert and Mary married during 1916c in Victoria

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal