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Raymond Vincent DIMOND

Date of birth11 February 1888
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationAccountant
AddressMandelong Road, Mosman, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinP F Dimond, 17 Castlereagh Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military service44th Battery Australian Field Artillery
Enlistment date20 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 5, Battery 15
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/33/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 18 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Division Artillery
Promotions

Captain


Unit: 2nd Division artillery
Promotion date: 1 September 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


For conspicuous gallantry in assisting to extinguish a fire in an ammunition dump under heavy enemy shelling.
Recommendation date: 21 May 1917

Mention in Despatches


For displaying determination and courage under fire on all occasions, when acting as Forward Observation Officer; for excellent work done in charge of Battery waggon lines, especially during the winter.
Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement No. 30317; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169 (4 October 1917).

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in extinguishing a very dangerous fire which had broken out in a gun pit, and amongst the ammunition close by, through particularly heavy enemy shell fire. His promptness averted very serious damage. He has shown the greatest gallantry on many other occasions.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

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

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