Frederick Thomas VICKERY


VICKERY, Frederick Thomas

Service Numbers: 1190, 7590, V81278
Enlisted: 19 September 1914, 1st Reinforcements
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: Australian Employment Company
Born: Walhalla, Victoria, Australia, 12 February 1884
Home Town: Northcote, Darebin, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Bridge Labourer
Died: Illness (deemed service related), Victoria, Australia, 13 January 1946, aged 61 years
Cemetery: Footscray Cemetery, Victoria
Methodist Plot. Compt. A3. Grave 1682. GRM/3*)
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

19 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1190, 5th Infantry Battalion, 1st Reinforcements
22 Dec 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1190, 5th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '8' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Themistocles embarkation_ship_number: A32 public_note: ''
22 May 1915: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 1190, 5th Infantry Battalion, RTA 5 April 1915
25 Jun 1917: Enlisted AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 7590, Tunnelling Companies, Proceeded to France 14 Nov 1917
8 Aug 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 7590, Tunnelling Companies, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '6' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Anchises embarkation_ship_number: A68 public_note: ''
12 Mar 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Sapper, 2nd Tunnelling Company (inc. 5th Tunnelling Company), Evacuated via Rouen to UK for treatment and rehab

World War 2 Service

9 Oct 1939: Involvement Private, SN V81278, Australian Employment Company, Homeland Defence - Militia and non deployed forces
9 Oct 1939: Enlisted Private, SN V81278
24 Feb 1942: Discharged Australian Army, Private, SN V81278, Posting at Discharge 3 DIST EMP

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

He served in WWI under two names:

Frederick Thomas Vickery-his true name-Service Number 1190

William Francis  Vickery-Service Number 7590

He served as Private William Francis Vickery-Service Number V81278 in WWII, with Australian Headquarters and died in service


Regimental number1190
Place of birth Perth, Western Australia [WALHALLA, VICTORIA ?] Assumed to be Walhalla based on it being his earliest statement
Religion Roman Catholic
Occupation Bridge Labourer
Marital status Single
Age at embarkation 30
Next of kin
Arthur Vickery, Healesville, Victoria, later Louise Worthington
Enlistment date for WWI. 19 September 1914
Place of enlistment Dandenong, Victoria [or  Melbourrne ]
Rank on enlistment Private
Unit name 5th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number 23/22/2
Embarkation details
Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 22 December 1914
Regimental number from Nominal Roll 1198[sic]
Rank from Nominal Roll Private
Returned to Australia 5 April 1915
Miscellaneous details
True name: Frederick Thomas VICKERY;see 7590 William Francis VICKERY for second period of enlistment.