Austin Thickett

First Name: 
Austin
Last Name: 
Thickett
Mother's Name: 
Jane Ann (nee Hammerton)
Father's Name: 
Ephraim Thickett
Date Enlisted: 
Thursday, March 30, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
45th Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Thursday, June 7, 1917
Place of Death: 
Messines, France
Cause of Death: 
Killed in action
Details: 

Private Austin Thickett (Service no. 2490) was born in England circa 1889. He came to Australia in October, 1911 and settled in Helensburg. At the time of enlistment he was described as a single 27 year old coal miner.

Austin embarked on HMAT A68 Anchises with 5th Reinforcements 45th Battalion on 24th August, 1916. He saw service on the Western Front with the battalion. On 7th June, 1917 while engaged in the Battle of Messines he was killed.

Austin Thickett has no known grave and is remembered on the Menin Gate Memorial.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, THICKETT AUSTIN

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