• Frank William Rickenberg

Army / Flying Corps
  • 26th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • 7th Brigade
  • Private

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  • Birth

    Maryborough QLD 4650, Australia

  • Enlistment - WW1

    Maryborough QLD 4650, Australia

Stories and comments
    • Mergd RICKENBERG H.E. DOD & L.W.AWM AWM and NAA records by Gary Parsons researcher 26th Bn.
    • Posted by blackboycreek, Sunday, 30 September 2018


    • The Men of "A" Company, 26th Battalion
    • Posted by jaydsydaus121, Wednesday, 15 January 2020

    Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay and Burnett Advertiser (Qld. : 1860 - 1947) Wed 4 Jul 1917 Page 6 Private Rickenberg, writing to Mrs. N. Andersen, explains how her son, Private J. W. Andersen, was captured by the Germans. In the morning before the charge took place a few of the Pialba boys got together and had a talk about Pialba, and they went into the charge together. A section of the battalion was surrounded by the Germans. Some were killed and some taken prisoner, including Private J. W. Andersen. Private Rickenberg says he will try to send all letters arriving on to his mate, but if unsuccessful will return them. Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay and Burnett Advertiser (Qld. : 1860 - 1947) Thu 27 Jun 1918 Page 4 We learn through friends that Private Frank Rickenberg, and Gunner G. Weinheimer were, at time of despatch of letters received by last mail, in the best of health. Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay and Burnett Advertiser (Qld. : 1860 - 1947) Fri 20 Sep 1918 Page 3 MILITARY NOTES. Mr. L. Rickenberg, Pialba, has received a cable from his son, Private F. Rickenberg, France, stating that he has been wounded, and was doing well. Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay and Burnett Advertiser (Qld. : 1860 - 1947) Mon 23 Sep 1918 Page 3 Mrs. M. Rickenberg, Pialba, has been advised from Base Records, that her son, Private Frank Rickenberg, has been reported admitted on 4/9/18 at Lord Derby War Hospital, Warrington, England, suffering from gun shot wound right hand. The Queenslander (Brisbane, Qld. : 1866 - 1939) Sat 1 Mar 1919 Page 15 PER BERRIMA. The Queensland troops who voyaged from the United Kingdom to Australia on the transport Berrima landed at the Kangaroo Point hospital jetty on Monday afternoon. The contingent, which comprised invalid soldiers on leave and a number of Anzacs on furlough, was warmly received by a large crowd of relatives and soldier patients. Following is the list of those who arrived:— Invalids: F. W. Rickenberg, 26th Btn. Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay and Burnett Advertiser (Qld. : 1860 - 1947) Tue 18 Mar 1919 Page 3 The Chairman then, on behalf of the committee, presented medals to Private F. Rickenberg, Lieut. Richardson, Gunner, V. M. Linnane (per his father. Mr. P. J. Linnane). and. Private Fletcher (per Rev. B. Powell). He explained that these men had gone to the front without any public farewell or presentation and the committee had decided as In previous similar cases to present medals to these men on their return. The medals are of very great design and inscribed "Presented to (name) as a memento of the great war 1914-1918.