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Edward DILLON

Regimental number2631
Place of birthLimerick, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressRavensthorpe, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 9"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinFather, Jeremiah Dillon, Rangni, Killinglin, Co Kerry, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date20 August 1915
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
FateKilled in Action 15 August 1916
Place of burialCourcelette British Cemetery (Plot VI, Row A, Grave No. 21), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
152
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2632 Pte Jeremiah DILLON, 51st Bn, killed in action, 15 August 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked, Fremantle, 2 November 1915; allotted to and proceeded to join the 51st Bn, Zeitoun, Egypt, 3 March 1916; embarked, Alexandria, to join the British Expeditionary Force, 5 June 1916; disembarked, Marseilles, France, 12 June 1916; reported missing in action, France, 15 August 1916; no further report, 5 November 1916; previously reported missing, now reported killed in action on, 15 August 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, DILLON Edward

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