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Regimental number2710
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStation manager
AddressMitchell, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation41
Next of kinFather, James Gordon Dickson, Mitchell, Queensland
Enlistment date2 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll3 July 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 16 August 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 28 June 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When the advance guard was held up by the enemy in considerable strength, he led his troop forward under heavy fire onto a commanding position, and though wounded held it until dark. He materially assisted the advance by his energy and skill.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 191
Date: 12 December 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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