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Norman DICKSON

Regimental number104
Date of birth25 July 1885
Place of birthCollingwood, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCommission agent
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinFather, T.S. Davis, Lockhart, New South Wales
Enlistment date1 October 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll25 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/11/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A29 Suevic on 21 December 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Light Horse Regiment
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: LH6
Promotion date: 14 November 1915

Lieutenant


Unit: LH6
Promotion date: 1 March 1916

Captain


Unit: LH6
Promotion date: 7 November 1918

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


Recommendation date: 7 May 1918

FateReturned to Australia 28 June 1919
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 43), Gallipoli, Turkey

The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.

The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.

The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.

Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
75

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