475th Field Coy. Royal Engineers
Service No: 496359
Additional information: Son of Job and Eliza A. Vickery, of 19, Cheriton Place, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol; husband of the late Emily Hunt Vickery.
Panel 8 and 162 TYNE COT MEMORIAL
Frank Vickery behoorde tot de 475th Field Coy. Royal Engineers, toegevoegd aan de 48th Division die vocht in Sint-Juliaan van 16 tot 18 augustus 1917 tijdens de tweede fase van de derde slag bij Ieper.
"We had been behind St Julien in the gas attack in 1915. Now I wouldn't have recognised the place. The whole area was utterly devastated, just a few bits of foundations left. There was no trace of the farms and barns that were there in 1915, nothing but this ocean of mud and dumps and a few battered pillboxes."