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Jack Raymond DICK

Regimental number630
Place of birthLongreach Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressKuranda, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Ghyn Dick, Kuranda via Cairns, Queensland
Previous military service2nd Infantry
Enlistment date28 December 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll9 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name41st Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/58/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 18 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll41st Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Work near Hamel on 8 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 12 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 13 January 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Queensland Garden of Remembrance

Military Medal

'For bravery and devotion to duty. On the 8th August, 1918, during the attack east of HAMEL, Private DICK was a Company runner. On being sent to a platoon with a message he ran into a Post full of the enemy, he at once attacked, killed 2, and the remainder of the garrison, 40, surrendered to him. He handed the prisoners over to other troops and delivered his message before the final objective was reached. He displayed great bravery in his capacity as runner throughout the operations.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death13 March 1925
Place of burialSamuel Dansie Park Pioneer Cemetery, Atherton, Queensland

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