Charles Frederick BICKERTON

Regimental number12/556
Date of birth23 October 1887
Place of birthWoodville
ReligionChurch of England
Address33 Edinburgh Street, Auckland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 7"
Weight149 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs V Bickerton, 33 Edinburgh Street, Newton, Auckland
Previous military serviceServed in No 3 Garrison Artillery; still serving at time of NZEF enlistment.
Enlistment date2 September 1914
Place of enlistmentAuckland
Rank on embarkationPrivate
Enlistment statusVolunteer
Unit nameNew Zealand Expeditionary Force, Main Body, Auckland Infantry Battalion
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on 16 October 1914
The Auckland Infantry Battalion in the Main Body left New Zealand on board two ships, HMNZT 8 ('Star of India') and HMNZT 12 ('Waimana'). It is not possible from the Nominal Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Final rankPrivate
Final unitAuckland Infantry Battalion
FateCommenced return to New Zealand
Discharge date12 January 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Wounded in action, 5 May 1915 (shrapnel wound, right thigh).

Commenced return to New Zealand from Suez on board HT 'Willochra', 25 September 1915; discharged (medically unfit), 12 January 1916.
Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body
Date of death6 November 1918 Auckland
Age at death31
SourcesArchives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 1880, File 22276259

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