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David Frederick DIMSEY

Place of birthDimboola, Victoria
OccupationCustoms officer
AddressMiddle Brighton, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinWife, Mrs Doris Evelyn Dimsey, 'Bersham', Manor Street, Middle Brighton, Victoria
Enlistment date1 October 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll24 May 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit nameApril 1917 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number8/15/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 16 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Flying Corps
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Flying Cross

Recommendation date: 28 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 5 March 1919


'This Oficer has displayed conspicuous bravery in carrying out contact patrols, notably on 16th September, when, in face of intense anti-aircraft and machine gun fire, he flew over the line at a height of 800 feet, accurately pin-pointing the line until his observer was killed. He then returned to his aerodrome and rendered a valuable report of the situation.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

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