William Henry DYSON

Regimental number64550
Date of birth6 May 1898
Place of birthSouth Melbourne, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSawmill hand
AddressPO, Gembrook, Victoria
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 7.5"
Weight132 lbs
Next of kinFather, Mr Frederick Dyson, Gembrook, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date29 May 1918
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Unit name6th General Service Reinforcements, Victoria (Egypt)
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Port Darwin on 14 September 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Machine Gun Squadron
FateReturned to Australia 24 July 1919
Discharge date9 September 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2459 Pte Frederick George DYSON, 4th Machine Gun Squadron returned to Australia, 24 July 1919.
Other details

Mother objected, May 1918, to son's enlistment: 'I object to any boy under 21 years going, especially when there is all reaghty [already] one gone, & the boy has a scar on the leg that the Dr says is detremental (sic).'

War service: embarked Melbourne, 14 September 1918; disembarked Suez, 19 October 1918, and marched in to Central Training Depot, Moascar.

Marched in to Desert Mounted Corps Rest Camp, Port Said, 12 November 1918.

Marched in to Central Training Depot, Moascar, 21 November 1918.

Taken on strength, 4th Machine Gun Squadron, 4 July 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Dongola', 24 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 28 August 1919; discharged, Melbourne, 9 September 1919.

Medal: British War Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, DYSON William Henry