William Pickersgill

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William Pickersgill, lead burner, of Cottesloe Beach, Western Australia, enlisted in Perth, 10 Nov. 1915 and embarked for Egypt on HMAT A28 Miltiades, 12 Feb. 1916. He served with the 16th Battalion, 4th Brigade, 4th Division in France and Belgium. He was wounded in action in France 1 Aug. 1916 and on 6 March 1917 was transported on hospital ship Port Elizabeth for England where he was treated for trench feet. He attended Australian Corp Signalling School in Aug. 1918 and returned to Australia on the Anchises, 28 Feb. 1919

Ragtime sketches on board our transport / Vasco, 1917
Ragtime sketches captures mateship on route to the Front

Eighty days on the transport ship Suevic afforded caricaturist Louis Vasco plenty of time to observe. These Ragtime Sketches On Board Our Tranport capture the chaps uniquely, and their life at sea on route to England. Read more about Louis Vasco in Stories.

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