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Thomas William Hickson (Petty Officer Stoker)

Royal Australian Navy

Served on HMAS Sydney

Died 9th November 1915

Aged 35 Years Old

In October 1914, HMAS Sydney joined the escort of the first convoy delivering Australian and New Zealand soldiers to Egypt. By January 1915, the ship and its crew had arrived in Bermuda to join the North American and West Indies Station. Thomas Hickson was admitted to the Ship’s sick bay from 15th – 20th July 1915 with ‘aneurism abdominal aorta’. He was discharged to the Naval Hospital at Bermuda and on 4th October 1915 was listed to be invalided back to England. He arrived in England aboard HMS Berwick and admitted to the Royal Naval Hospital, Haslar on 29th October 1915, where he died a few days later.