|Place of birth||Kilrush, Ireland|
|Address||96 Richardson Street, Boulder, Western Australia|
|Age at embarkation||25|
|Next of kin||Brother, T Dillon, 96 Richardson Street, Boulder, Western Australia|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Kalgoorlie, Western Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||12th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/29/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A31 Ajana on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||Machine Gun Battalion Details|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Embarked, 22 December 1915; allotted to and proceeded to join 52nd Bn, Tel-el-Kebir, Egypt, 3 March 1916.
Embarked Alexandria, to join the British Expeditionary Force, 5 June 1916; disembarked, Marseilles, 12 June 1916.
Admitted to 4th Australian Field Ambulance (gun shot wound: back, arm), 15 August 1916; to 44th Casualty Clearing Station, 15 August 1916; to 6th General Hospital, Rouen, 16 August 1916; to Convalescent Depot, 11 September 1916; discharged to 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 14 September 1916; rejoined unit, 30 September 1916.
Admitted to 2nd Field Ambulance (contusions), 26 October 1916; to 10th Casualty Clearing Station, 26 October 1916; to 14th General Hospital, Wimereux, 28 October 1916; to England, 2 November 1916; admitted to 3rd London General Hospital, England, 3 November 1916; to 2nd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, 8 December 1916; discharged to Wareham, 12 December 1916; proceeded overseas to France via Southampton, 19 September 1917; marched into 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Havre, 20 September 1917; proceeded to join unit, 28 September 1917; taken on strength of 52nd Bn, 20 September 1917.
Appointed Lance Corporal, 12 November 1917.
Admitted to 9th General Hospital (gun shot wound: head), 26 April 1918; to England, 28 April 1918; admitted to 5th Southern General Hospital, Portsmouth, England, 29 April 1918; to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 24 May 1918; discharged to Hurdcott Command Depot, 29 May 1918; marched into Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 24 June 1918; transferred to and taken on strength of 42nd Bn, 29 June 1918; transferred to Base Details, Parkhouse, 1 July 1918.
Found guilty, 28 August 1918, of (1) being absent without leave from midnight, 20 August 1918, until, 11 pm, 21 August 1918: reverted to sub grade; forfeits 1 day's pay.
Proceeded overseas to France via Folkestone, 12 September 1918; marched into Machine Gun Company Base Depot, Camiers, 14 September 1918.
Admitted to 20th General Hospital (injured right knee), 4 October 1918; to 20th General Hospital, 21 October 1918; to England, 22 October 1918; admitted to Barnett War Hospital, England, 22 October 1918; to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 17 December 1918; discharged, 22 January 1919, and granted furlough; marched into Weymouth Command Depot, 5 February 1919.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Czar' from Liverpool, 24 March 1919; disembarked, Fremantle, 7 May 1915; discharged, Perth, 7 July 1919.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, DILLON Michael|