|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Ballarat, Victoria|
|School||Golden Point State School, Victoria|
|Address||7 Cameron Street, Ballarat East, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||20|
|Next of kin||Father, W J Dunstan, 7 Cameron Street, Ballarat East, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Served 3 years in the Senior Cadets (commissioned); 1 year in the 70th infantry, Citizen Military Forces (commissioned).|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||7th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/24/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||7th Battalion|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
Spelt DUNSTON in citation.
Mention in Despatches
Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement No. 29455 (28 January 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 44 (6 April 1916).
Mention in Despatches
Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', third Supplement, No. 29522 (27 March 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 79 (6 July 1916).
|Fate||Returned to Australia
'For most conspicuous bravey at Lone Pine trenches, in the Gallipoli Peninsula, on the 9th August, 1915. In the early moning the enemy made a determined counter attack on the centre of the newly captured trench held by Lieutenant Tubb, Corporals Burton and Dunstan, and a few men. They advanced up a sap and blew in a sandbag barricade, leeaving only one foot of it standing; but Lieutenant Tubb, with the two corporals, repulsed the enemy and rebuilt the barricade. Supported by strong bombing parties, the enemy twice again succeeded in blowing in the barricade; but on each occasion they were repulsed, and the barricade rebuilt, although Lieutenant Tubb was wounded in the head and arm, and Corporal Burton was killed by a bomb while most gallantly building up the parapet under a hail of bombs.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 28
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli
Joined 7th Bn at Gallipoli, 5 August 1915, and reverted to ranks. Appointed Acting Corporal, 5 August 1915.
Wounded in action, Lone Pine, Gallipoli, 8-9 August 1915 (gun shot wound, face and eyes); admitted to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 9 August 1915; transferred to 15th General Hospital, Alexandria.
Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Ulysses', 3 September 1915; disembarked Melbourne, 30 September 1915; discharged, 1 February 1916.
Awarded Victoria Cross, 22 October 1915.Medals: Victoria Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Date of death|
|Age at death||62|
|Place of burial||Cremated: ashes interred in Springvale Cemetery, Victoria|