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Richard John DYER

ReligionChurch of England
OccupationEngineer
Address'Wyalla', 320 Miller Street, North Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, F H Dyer, 'Wyalla', 320 Miller Street, North Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military service6th Field Company Army Engineers
Enlistment date26 August 1914
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name1st Field Company Engineers
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/20/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Division Engineers
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Legion of Honour


Recommendation date: 25 April 1915

Unspecified


Mention in Despatches awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement, No. 29455 (28 January 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 44 (6 April 1916).
Recommendation date: 24 April to 13 December 1915

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29890 (2 January 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103 (29 June 1917).

Distinguished Service Order


Recommendation date: 10 September 1916

Distinguished Service Order


Recommendation date: 6 October 1916

Brevet Major


Recommendation date: 13 October 1918

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31089 (31 December 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61 (23 May 1919).

Honorary Captain


Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31448 (11 July 1919); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 124 (30 October 1919).

FateReturned to Australia 8 May 1919
Medals

Distinguished Service Order


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103
Date: 29 June 1917

Legion D'Honneur : Croix D'Officer (France)


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 33
Date: 1 April 1920

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Service Order, Legion d'Honneur, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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