Badge Number: S18839, Sub Branch: Broken Hill, NSW


Service Numbers: 148, S3319
Enlisted: 1 March 1915, Enlisted at Ballarat, Victoria
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 2nd Machine Gun Company
Born: Gawler, South Australia, 21 July 1887
Home Town: Ballarat, Central Highlands, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Salesman
Died: Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia , 22 June 1960, aged 72 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Broken Hill Cemetery, New South Wales
Roman Catholic area AX, Row 16, Grave 6. Interred on the 26 June 1960
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World War 1 Service

1 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 148, 23rd Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Ballarat, Victoria
10 May 1915: Involvement Private, 148, 23rd Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '14' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Euripides embarkation_ship_number: A14 public_note: ''
10 May 1915: Embarked Private, 148, 23rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Euripides, Melbourne
20 Sep 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 23rd Infantry Battalion, At Gallipoli
3 Nov 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Corporal, 148, 23rd Infantry Battalion, Wounds to the face and forearm
17 Mar 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Corporal, 2nd Machine Gun Company
2 May 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 2nd Machine Gun Company, In the field
3 May 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Sergeant, 148, 2nd Machine Gun Company, Second occasion. Wound to the thigh. Transferred to England aboard HS Royal Victoria
11 Nov 1918: Involvement Lieutenant, 148
18 Dec 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 2nd Machine Gun Company
18 Mar 1919: Promoted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 2nd Machine Gun Company
4 Nov 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 2nd Machine Gun Company, Discharged at the 3rd Military District

World War 2 Service

28 Jul 1941: Involvement Lieutenant, S3319
28 Jul 1941: Enlisted Broken Hill, NSW
28 Jul 1941: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (WW2) , Lieutenant, S3319
19 Oct 1943: Discharged
19 Oct 1943: Discharged Australian Military Forces (WW2) , Lieutenant, S3319

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Patrick Hickey and Mary Hickey nee Quinn of Barkley Street, Ballarat, Victoria

Commenced return to Australia on 9 July 1919 aboard HT Prinz Ludwig disembarking on 5 September 1919

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

During 1921c Frank married Pauline W. Mann in Broken Hill, NSW