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Roger DILLON

Regimental number358
Place of birthLavender Bay, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationBlacksmith
AddressVictoria Barracks, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 11.25"
Weight170 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs A R Dillon, Coonamble, New South Wales
Previous military serviceRoyal Australian Garrison Artillery
Enlistment date7 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll5 June 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameSiege Artillery Brigade
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/49/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 17 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll36th Heavy Artillery Group
FateReturned to Australia 16 December 1917
Discharge date23 March 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

To hospital, France, 24 August 1916 (sick); rejoined 36th Australian Heavy Artillery Group, 8 September 1916.

On leave to England, 13 November 1916; rejoined unit, 1 December 1916.

Wounded in action, 6 February 1917; admitted to 1st South African Field Ambulance, 6 February 1917 (gun shot wound, legs); transferred to Main Dressing Station, 6 February 1917; to 28th Field Ambulance, 6 February 1917; to 42nd Casualty Clearing Station, 6 February 1917; to Ambulance Train No 24, 14 February 1917; to 7th Canadian General Hospital, Le Treport (gun shot wound, leg amputated), 14th February 1917; invalided to England, 20 February 1917; admitted to King George Hospital, London, 22 February 1917; transferred to 2nd Auxiliary Hospital, 17 April 1917.

Found guilty, 6 July 1917, of being absent without leave from 10.00 pm, 11 June, to 10.45 pm, 5 July 1917: forfeited a total of 45 days’ pay.

Transferred to Red Cross Instructional Hospital, Brighton, 16 August 1917.

Admitted to Pavilion War Hospital, Brighton, 30 October 1917 (scabies).

Discharged from Southall hospital on furlough, 6 December 1917, to report to Southall, 10 December 1917; admitted to 2nd Auxiliary Hospital, 10 December 1917; discharged, 16 December 1917.

Commenced return to Australia from England on board HT ‘Kanowna’, 16 December 1917; disembarked Sydney, 13 February 1918; discharged (medically unfit), 23 March 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsTrue name: Hubert de Burgh DILLON
Date of death8 October 1927
Place of burialCoonabarabran Cemetery, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, DILLON Roger

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