Thomas Eric PICKUP

PICKUP, Thomas Eric

Service Number: 670
Enlisted: 17 February 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Glenelg, South Australia, 25 September 1894
Home Town: Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Hardware Assistant
Died: Killed in Action, France, 4 August 1916, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Courcelette British Cemetery
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Broken Hill War Memorial, Glenelg and District WW1 & WW2 Honour Board, Unley Town Hall WW1 Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

17 Feb 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Keswick, South Australia
31 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, 670, 27th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières , --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '15' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Geelong embarkation_ship_number: A2 public_note: ''
31 May 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Sergeant, 670, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Geelong, Adelaide

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A cable message has been received an nouncing the death in action in. Belgium on August 5 of Sgt. T. E. Pickup. The deceased was the youngest son of Mr. and the late Mrs. Thomas Pickup, and was born at Glenelg. He was at the time of his death in his twenty-second year. Prior to his enlistment he was employed in the hardware Department of the Adelaide Cooperative Society, Limited, and was highly esteemed. He left Adelaide on May 31, 1915, and took part for some months in the Gallipoli campaign; subsequently returning to Egypt, where he obtained in struction in a machine-gun school, to which, at his own request, he had been transferred.

He was a member of the Loyal Temple of Peace Lodge No. 31 (Glenelg) of the Manchester Unity of Oddfellows, and was a member (ex-captain) of the Glengarry Tennis Club. An elder brother, Bbdr. James W. Pickup, is serving with the Australian forces in France. The news of Sgt. Pickup's death was received in a cable despatch from his friend and comrade, Sgt. O. L. Ross." - from the Adelaide Register 12 Sep 1916 (