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George Christopher DALZIELL

Regimental number2626
Place of birthPerth, Western Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationBasketmaker
AddressAttfield Street, Maddington, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, W P Dalziell, Attfield Street, Maddington, Western Australia
Enlistment date17 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 2 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Recommendation date: 16 January 1919

FateReturned to Australia 28 February 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Western Australia Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For gallantry during the period 17 September, 31 December, 1918. Prior to the attack against Le Verguier, on 18 September, when acting as patrol leader, he obtained very reliable information as to the enemy positions, which proved invaluable, and helped materially in the success of the operation, in which he took part. He then led his men to their objective with a minimum of loss.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 42
Date: 20 May 1920

Date of death22 November 1986

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