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John McLellan DICK

Regimental number5684
Place of birthGlasgow Scotland
AddressAugustus Street, Greenough Road, Greenough, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinWife, Mrs E Dick, Augustus Street, Geraldton, Western Australia
Enlistment date26 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 18th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 6 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Light Trench Mortar Battery
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'Conspicuous courage and valuable sevices as guide and messenger. (Le Barque, 27 February 1917).'
Recommendation date: 1 March 1917

FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1919

Military Medal

'At LE BARQUE, FRANCE, on 27th February, 1917, no communication could be made with Stokes Guns which had gone forward. Private DICK went forward with a message from Battery Headquarters and after going through a heavy artillery barrage, delivered his message to Officer in charge, and although showing signs of fatigue volunteered and established communication with two other guns on left sector. He also guided ammunition carrying parties to the guns, and carried messages repeatedly under heavy shell fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 140
Date: 27 August 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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