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Regimental number3075
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
Address19 Brighton Street, Flemington, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs Laura Dalgleish, 19 Brighton Street, Flemington, Victoria
Enlistment date26 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll26 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth on 26 November 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll58th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31488 (11 July 1919); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 124 (30 October 1919).

FateDied of wounds 9 October 1918
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialSt. Sever Cemetery Extension (Block S, Plot V, Row C, Grave No. 4), Rouen, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Arthur James DALGLEISH, 312 Flinders Street, Melbourne, Victoria, and the late Laura DALGLEISH. Native of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia

Distinguished Service Order

'For most conspicuous gallantry and determination during operations north east of Bellicourt, between 29th September and 1st October, 1918. On the first day, owing to casualties, he found himself in command of a company, and, though wounded, gained his objective for the day. That night he led a patrol forward to reconnoitre a strongly fortified farm. He gained valuable information, which enabled it to be rushed and captured the following morning. Three times wounded in these operations, he showed fine courage and devotion to duty, and rendered valuable service.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 10
Date: 29 January 1920

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Service Order, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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