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Regimental number16191
Place of birthPyrmont, New South Wales
AddressSydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 6.5"
Weight156 lbs
Next of kinFather, William Dedden, Rockleigh, Cardinal Street, Mosman, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date9 October 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll11 October 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameNovember 1916 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/42/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 11 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Army Troop Engineers
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 30 September 1918

FateDied of wounds 24 April 1918

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Discharge date28 December 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 6672 Sapper Nathaniel DEDDEN, 2nd Tunnelling Company, died of wounds, 24 April 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 11 November 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 30 January 1917. Admitted to Devonport Military Hospital, 30 January 1917; transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 27 February 1917 (rheumatism); discharged to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 3 April 1917. Marched in to No 3 Details Camp, Parkhouse, 9 April 1917, and taken on strength, 9th Field Company Engineers. Transferred to First Army Company Engineers, 11 October 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 17 November 1917.

On leave to England, 19 November 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 9 December 1918.

Awarded Military Medal.

Admitted to 12th Casualty Clearing Station, 9 December 1918 (influenza); transferred to 12th General Hospital, Rouen, 12 December 1918 (pharyngitis); to England, 31 December 1918, and admitted to Moundsby Neurological Hospital, Denmark Hill, 1 January 1919; transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 21 January 1919; discharged, 27 January 1919; marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 5 February 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Medic', 10 April 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 31 May 1919; discharged, Melbourne, 28 December 1919.

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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