|Place of birth||Kempsey, New South Wales|
|School||Sherwood Public School, New South Wales|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Macleay River, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||19|
|Next of kin||Father, James Henry Dyson, Sherwood, Macleay River, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil (previously rejected: 'Failed in Riding Test for Light Horse')|
|Place of enlistment||Holsworthy, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||18th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/35/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on
|Regimental number from Nominal Roll||3560A|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||54th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Fromelles, France|
|Age at death||19.11|
|Age at death from cemetery records||19|
|Place of burial||Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery (Plot III, Row A, Grave No 1), France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: James Henry and Hannah Eliza DYSON, Sherwood, New South Wales|
|Family/military connections||Brother: 3559 Pte Bert Edward DYSON, 18th Bn, killed in action, 20 September 1917.|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Admitted No 4 Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 28 February 1916 (mumps); discharged to duty, 6 March 1916.
Transferred to 54th Bn, from 5th Brigade Details, Moascar, 3 April 1916; joined 54th Bn, Ferry Post, 3 April 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.
Reported missing, 19/20 July 1916.
Identification disc received from Germany. No particulars afforded except that the soldier is dead. To be reported as killed in action, 19/20 July 1916 on the authority of the Assistant Adjutant General, ANZAC Section, War Office, 13 March 1917.
On 18 January 1917, Private J. R. Matthews, 4811, 15 Platoon, D Company, 54th Bn, made the following statement, 'Pte. R. Clark D Co. XV pltn. told me that he saw Dyson killed in the German line at Fromelles on 19th July'.
Translation of German report, 27 October 1919, 'Iden: Disc handed over by Intell: Officer with 6th Army H. Q. 12/10/16[.] Australian Pte. F. A. Dyson, 3560, 54th Bn. fell in the neighbourhood of Fromelles on 19/7/16.'
Red Cross File No 980411: 'The above name appeared on German death list dated 4-11-16.'
Medals: British War Medal, Victory MedalOriginally listed as 'No Known Grave' and commemorated at V.C. Corner (Panel No 10), Australian Cemetery, Fromelles; subsequently (2010) identified, and interred in the Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery, France.
|Sources||NAA: B2455, DYSON Fred Arthur
Red Cross file 980411