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Hickey, Herbert Walter (3411/6833) aka Vorherr, William

Place of Birth: Goulburn, NSW

Age: 36 years 6 months

Enlistment Details: Friday, 26 January 1917 – South Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 3411/6833            view online service record

c/o Mrs Ramplin
Coventry Street
South Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Josephine Hickey (wife)
Moonee Ponds
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Thursday, 21 June 1917
Ship: HMAT Suevic A29
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 57th Infantry Battalion – 9th Reinforcements

RTA: Monday, 6 October 1919
Discharged: Thursday, 1 January 1920

Herbert’s war record indicates his correct name was William Vorherr and his mother lived at 15 Heath Street, Port Melbourne. Information provided by the Vorherr family indicates he was Peter Augustus Vorherr’s stepbrother. After his death, his widow Josephine was living at 36 Margaret Street, Moonee Ponds.

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