Born at Portsea, Victoria, CoE. Enlisted 17 November 1915 age 23, lead burner. Nok father, Benjamin A. Pickersgill, 20 Woods Parade, Manly, NSW. Soldier’s address at the time of enlistment was York Terrace, Cottesloe Beach. Embarked at Fremantle 12 February 1916 per A28 Miltiades. Wounded in action in France on 11 August 1916. RTA 28 February 1919 per A68 Anchises. Service medals: BMW and VM.