RICKMAN , Edward Albert
(Service number 7/112)
|First Rank||Lance Corporal||Last Rank||Trooper|
|Date||3 March 1886||Place of Birth||Waimate|
|Date||13 August 1914||Age||28 yrs 7 mths|
|Address at Enlistment||Waimate|
|Occupation||Stock agent; Clerk|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin|
|Medical Information||Height 5 feet 9 inches. Weight 149 lbs. Chest 31-35 inches. Complexion fair. Eyes blue. Hair light brown. Eyes both 6/6. Hearing, colour vision good. Limbs, chest well formed. Full movement of joints. Heart, lungs normal. Teeth fair, small upper plate (2 teeth). Free from hernia, variocele, varicose veins, haemorrhoids, inveterate or contagious skin disease. Vaccinated. Good bodily & mental health. No defects.Mole size of sixpence back of right knee four inches above ankle.|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||Main Body|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||Canterbury Mounted Rifles|
|Date||16 October 1914|
|Transport||Tahiti or Athenic|
|Embarked From||Lyttelton, Canterbury||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||Canterbury Mounted Rifles|
|Service Medals||1914-1915 Star; British War Medal; Victory Medal|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
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|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
Field Ambulance, Zeitoun Camp - gonorrhoea, 18 December 1914 - 3 January 1915. Zeitoun - (?)Pleurodypsia, 19 February 1915 - 21 February 1915. 16th Staty Hosp. - admitted diarrhoea, 17 June 1915 - 2 July 1915.
|Date||20 August 1915||Age|
|Place of Death||Dardanelles, Gallipoli, Turkey|
|Memorial or Cemetery||7th Field Ambulance Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey|
|Memorial Reference||IV. A. 8.|
|New Zealand Memorials||Memorial wall, Timaru; Waimate War Memorial; St Augustine's Church, Waimate, Memorial; Ashburton War memorial|
Son of Frank Mardon & Sarah Maria (nee ABBOTT) RICKMAN. Finished schooling in Ashburton. Well known & popular in Ashburton. Was an auction clerk. Keen football, golf & tennis player, a good rider at the hunt. September 1914 appointed lance-corporal.
Cenotaph Database [18 November 2013]; CWGC [21 November 2013]; Timaru Herald, 19 September 1914, 14 September 1915, 15 September 1915 (Papers Past) [18 November 2013, 23 November 2011]
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