31/07/1915- Application for Enlistment & Medical Examination Busselton WA
03/08/1915- To ” B ” Company No. 1 Depot Battalion Blackboy Hill WA
28/09/1915- To 11th Reinforcements 12th Battalion Blackboy Hill WA
01/11/1915- Embarked Fremantle WA aboard ” Benalla ” bound for Egypt
24/11/1915- Disembarked Alexandria Egypt To Overseas Training Base
03/03/1916- Tranferred from Base Zeitoun Egypt & Taken on Strength  52nd Battalion Tel-el-Kebir Egypt
29/04/1916- Appointed Lance Corporal Serapeum Egypt
05/06/1916- Embarked Alexandria Egypt with British Expeditionary Forces bound for Marseilles France
12/06/1916- Disembarked Marseilles
09/08/1916- Wounded in Action France ( Shell Wound Right Ankle )
10/08/1916- Admitted 3rd Canadian General Hospital France ex 44th Casualty Clearing Station
15/08/1916-Evacuated/Admitted Wanstead House Hospital England attached to Shorncliffe Military Hospital
06/10/1916- Granted Leave England
21/10/1916- To No. 1 Command Depot Perham Downs  ex Leave
27/10/1916- To No. 4 Command Depot Wareham England
23/03/1917- Transferred to 70th Battalion Wareham
30/06/1917- Joined Unit at Overseas Training Brigade Windmill Hill England
13/09/1917- Admitted 17th Field Ambulance Windmill Hill ( Scabies )
19/09/1917- Rejoined 52nd Battalion at No. 1 Command Depot Perham Downs
25/09/1917- Proceeded Overseas 4th Australian Division Base Depot Havre France ex England
04/10/1917- Admitted 39th General Hospital Havre France
26/11/1917- To  4th Australian Division Base Depot Havre ex Hospital
09/12/1917- Rejoined Battalion France ex Base Depot
24/04/1918- Wounded in Action France ( Shell Wound to Back )
26/04/1918- Admitted Hospital Rouen France ex 5th Casualty Clearing Station ex Ambulance Train
30/04/1918- Evacuated/Admitted Bath War Hospital England ex Boulogne France
17/05/1918- To 3rd Australian Aux Hospital Dartford England
22/05/1918- Granted Leave England
05/06/1918- To No. 4 Command Depot Hurdcott England
03/07/1918- To Overseas Training Brigade Longbridge Deverill England
24/07/1918- Proceeded Overseas Australian Infantry Base Depot Rouelles France ex Folkestone ex Longbridge Deverill
11/08/1918- Taken on Strength 52nd Battalion France
12/08/1918- Killed In Action Proyart, Peronne France.
( Shot through the head by an enemy sniper, death being instantaneous.  His Company was ordered to withdraw and Private BICKERSTETH’S body was left in front of the line ).

 

SERVICE MEDALS AWARDED

1914/1915 Star- Medal No. 6326

British War Medal – No. 22175

Victory Medal- 22008.

Memorial Plaque/Scroll – Number not Advised.

 

MEMORIAL INSCRIPTIONS

Nannup War Memorial WA

Villers-Brettoneux Memorial France

Australian War Memorial Canberra ACT – Panel No. 135.