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Born in Gawler, South Australia, Frank Hickey was a single 26 year old salesman at the time of his enlistment in Ballarat on the 1st of March 1915. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on the 10th of May 1915.
On the 29th of September 1915, Frank was promoted to Corporal.
He was wounded in action on November 2rd 1915 with shrapnel wounds to his face and left forearm. On the 3rd of September 1916, Frank was promoted Sergeant.
He was transferred to the 2nd Divisional machine gun Company and taken on strength with them on the 18th of March 1917.
On May 3rd, 1917, Frank was wounded in action for the second time. He was invalided to the U.K and admitted to hospital on the 9th of May 1917, suffering with a gunshot wound to his thigh. He was promoted to Second Lieutenant on the 18th of December 1918, and Lieutenant on the 18th of March 1919.
Frank returned to Australia on the 5th of September 1919 and was discharged on the 4th of November 1919.
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