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Herbert Spencer DICKINSON

Regimental number600
Place of birthThorpdale, Victoria
ReligionBaptist
OccupationAgent
Address2 Parkside Street, Malvern, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinT S Dickinson, 2 Parkside Street, Malvern, Victoria
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A3 Orvieto on 21 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll57th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Companion of the Distinguished Service Order


Mention in Despatches awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30107 (1 June 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169 (4 October 1917).
Recommendation date: 3 March 1917

FateKilled in Action 25 September 1917
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialThe Huts Cemetery (Plot VII, Row D, Grave No. 19), Dickebusch, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
163
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas Spencer and Clara Hill DICKINSON, 2 Parkside Street, Malvern, Victoria. Native of Childers, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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