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RICKUS, Sidney
(Service number 25315)

Aliases Sydney
First Rank Private Last Rank Private

Birth

Date 30 December 1898 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Bluff
Occupation Labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs H. RITA (mother), Bluff
Religion Church of England
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 14th Reinforcements, J Company
Date 26 June 1916
Transport Tahiti or Maunganui
Embarked From Wellington Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Otago Regiment

Military Awards

Campaigns
Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date

Discharge

Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations

Fisherman

Death

Date 23 September 1974 Age 77 years
Place of Death Dunedin
Cause
Notices
Memorial or Cemetery Andersons Bay Cemetery, Dunedin
Memorial Reference Services Section, Block 3SC, Plot 17
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Sidney Rickus was the grandson of James and Hana Rickus, of Temuka, being a son of their daughter Annie, Mrs H. Rita. He appears to be the nephew of three brothers who served in World War One - Jack, Thomas and William.

Sources

Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [17 February 2017]; Andersons Bay Cemetery, Dunedin, headstone image & burial record (Dunedin City Council) [19 February 2017]

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