Claude Walker HICKINBOTHAM

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HICKINBOTHAM, Claude Walker

Service Number: 2517
Enlisted: 6 March 1916, Geelong, Victoria
Last Rank: Second Lieutenant
Last Unit: 46th Infantry Battalion
Born: Geelong, Victoria, Australia, 26 February 1895
Home Town: Geelong, Greater Geelong, Victoria
Schooling: East Geelong State School and Gordon College, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Civil engineer
Died: Wounds, Trois Arbres, France, 15 June 1917, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord
Plot III, Row D, Grave No. 15
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, East Geelong War Memorial, St Albans Concord Division O.S.T. No 8 Honor Roll
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World War 1 Service

6 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2517, Geelong, Victoria
7 Sep 1916: Involvement Private, SN 2517, 46th Infantry Battalion
7 Sep 1916: Embarked Private, SN 2517, 46th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Port Sydney, Melbourne
9 Mar 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 46th Infantry Battalion, France
20 Mar 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 46th Infantry Battalion, France
11 Apr 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 2517, 46th Infantry Battalion, Bullecourt (First)
30 Apr 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 46th Infantry Battalion
12 Jun 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 46th Infantry Battalion, Messines, GSW (head)
15 Jun 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 46th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Claude Walter HICKINBOTHAM was born on 26th February, 1895 in Geelong, Victoria

His parents were David HICKINBOTHAM and Annie LAURIE

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His brother Alan Robb HICKINBOTHAM (SN38150) also served in WW1 and returned to Australia in 1919