Sunday, December 4, 2016

Howard George Pickering

badgeaifww1Serial Number and Rank:  12103, T/CPL
Birth:  Milton 1893
Parents:  Samuel Pickering and Martha Simmons
Enlisted:  14 October 1915
Service:  10th Fld Amb.  RTA 13 July 1919
Honour Rolls:  RSL Honour Roll
Milton Town Memorial
Milton Methodist
Milton Methodist Flag
Milton Public School
Brother – Felton Arthur Pickering  also served in WW1 with the 45th Battalion

Howard George was born May 1893 at Milton, son of Milton storekeeper Samuel Pickering and his wife Martha nee Simmons.

Howard, enlisted for war service in October 1915, at the age of 22 years, he was also living in Sydney working as an Account and Clerk. Howard was home on final leave in April 1916 with Roy Bartlett.

Howard left for overseas service with the 9th Field Ambulance in November 1916 and served in both England and France. He was served with the 10th Field Ambulance and finally transferred to the Australian Army Pay Corps in May 1919 before returning home to Australia in July 1919 and discharged in October 1919. His father Samuel also claimed for a railway fare from Nowra to Sydney so he could meet his son for the return trip home.

Howard received the British War Medal and Victory Medal. He eventually moved to Orange, he also served in WWII. He also received the gold Milton District War Service Medal, inscribed on the back was his name.

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