|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||England|
|Age on arrival in Australia||13|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Mayville Estate Violet Street, Punchbowl, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||18|
|Next of kin||Father, Cornelius Bendricus Vandyk, Violet Street, Punchbowl, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||17th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/34/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||17th Battalion|
|Other details from Roll of Honour Circular||Arrived in Australia from Holland|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
Although he gave his age at enlistment as 18, he was in fact only 15 years and 7 months.
He was wounded in France on 9 October 1917, and wounded again on 25 August 1918, and was admitted to Norfolk War Hospital 3 September 1918 with a gunshot wound to his right leg. He was discharged medically unfit (not due to misconduct).
He continued to serve his country, first in the Australian Permanent Military Forces in the Australian Instructional Corps, 3 August 1921-31 December 1921, and was only discharged due to reduction of the establishment.
He served in the militia from September 1938, and was called up at the outbreak of war. He served in the 2nd AIF, (as Jack VANDYKE, NX8728) from 6 November 1939 to 15 October 1941, and was discharged due to medical unfitness.
He served as RSM with the 2/3 Bn in 1941, and was commissioned as Lieutenant in the Volunteer Defence Force, serving as Adjutant, Newcastle Area.~
|Date of death|
|Place of burial||Cremated at Rookwood Crematorium, Sydney, New South Wales|