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Harold Bryan DICK

Regimental number5077
Place of birthPine Road, Tasmania
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
AddressPine Road, North West Coast, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, Mr R Dick, Pine Road, North West Coast, Tasmania
Enlistment date11 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll12 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Orontes on 29 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll52nd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 19 April 1917

FateKilled in Action 24 April 1918
Place of burialAdelaide Cemetery (Plot III, Row D, Grave No. 9), Villers-Bretonneux, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
155
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Town. Pine Road, Tasmania
Medals

Military Medal

'For gallantry and devotion to duty. On the 11th April 1917 near REINCOURT after the withdrawal from the HINDENBURG LINE these men [2645 T.W. FOLKARD, 2158 T. DOBE, 2450 J. HOARE, 235 N.G. HATTON, 1875A A.C. ONIONS, 3970 R.C. HOLDEN, 3182 C.E. UPCHURCH, 1747 T. SEE] under the command of Lieutenant JULIN of 52 Battalion volunteered in spite of continuous machine gun and artillery fire, to go out into NO MAN'S LAND and collect wounded. At first they go a hostile reception but ultimately by their persistency and determination, they were permitted to carry on unmolested till dark. In this manner they saved the lives of many who would otherwise have perished in the snow. Two of the number were killed but undetermined the remainder stuck to their task until darkness put a stop to their work. They showed magnificent coolness and gallantry and untiring energy in their difficult task.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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