William Frank BICKNELL

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BICKNELL, William Frank

Service Number: 4149
Enlisted: 4 September 1915, Enlisted at Warwick Farm, NSW
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 54th Infantry Battalion
Born: London, England, United Kingdom, 1895
Home Town: Mosman, Municipality of Mosman, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Station Hand
Died: Died of Illness - Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Woodford Red Cross Home, Blue Mountains, New South Wales, 14 August 1919
Cemetery: Wentworth Falls General Cemetery
Old Church of England Section, Row 5, Grave 35
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

4 Sep 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4149, Enlisted at Warwick Farm, NSW
20 Dec 1915: Involvement Private, SN 4149, 1st Infantry Battalion
20 Dec 1915: Embarked Private, SN 4149, 1st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Sydney

World War 2 Service

17 Jul 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 4149, Bullet wound to the left arm and shell wound to the left side on his neck

World War 1 Service

15 May 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 4149, Severe wound to the left arm and right thigh
14 Aug 1919: Involvement Private, SN 4149, 54th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Arrived in Australia aged 16 years

Brother of  Alice Dorothy Bicknell

4 September 1916 - transferred to the 14 Training Battalion

31 July 1918 - to hospital with Pulmonary Tuberculosis

20 October 1918 - returned to Australia

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal