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Edward Henry DYKE

Regimental number3736
Place of birthKent, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBiscuit maker
Address28 Bowen Street, Glenferrie, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 6.25"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs F Jackson, River Cottage, St. Pauls, Cray, Kent, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date7 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 23 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 April 1918
Discharge date23 December 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 59th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 26 February 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 29 June 1916.

Wounded in action, 19 July 1916 (gun shot wound, head); admitted to 15th Field Ambulance and transferred to Casualty Clearing Station, 20 July 1916; to 3rd Canadian General Hospital, Boulogne, 21 July 1916; to No 1 Convalescent Depot, 25 July 1916; to 5th Division Base Depot, Etaples, 27 July 1916; rejoined unit, 12 August 1916.

Admitted to 15th Field Ambulance, 29 September 1916 (Varicocele); rejoined unit, 30 September 1916.

Admitted to 15th Field Ambulance, 12 October 1916 (sprained ankle: accidental), and transferred to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station; by Ambulance Train to 25th General Hospital, Hardelot, 13 October 1916; to 7th Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 18 October 1916; to Rest Camp, Boulogne, 24 October 1916; to Australian Division Base Depot, Etaples, 26 October 1916.

Admitted to 26th General Hospital, 19 November 1916 (Varicocele); transferred to Base Details, 26 November 1916; rejoined Bn, 16 December 1916.

Wounded by accidental explosion, 14 April 1917; admitted to 36th Casualty Clearing Station, 14 April 1917; transferred by No 11 Ambulance Train to 10th General Hospital, Rouen, 29 April 1917 (left leg amputated; CO certified that the injury occurred at Riencourt during fatigue duty; soldier was not to blame); transferred to England, 13 May 1917, and admitted to Red Cross Military Hospital, Sherborne, 14 May 1917 (severe accident); transferred to 2nd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, 16 January 1918; discharged on furlough to Depot for return to Australia, 8 April 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'Port Darwin', 12 July 1918;disembarked Sydney, 17 August 1918; discharged (wounded), 23 December 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death12 October 1970

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