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Edward John DIBDIN

Date of birth4 January 1886
Place of birthRockhampton, Queensland
SchoolRockhampton Grammar School, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressDenhom Street, Rockhampton, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinWife, Mrs Amelia Lucy Dibdin, Hall Street, Alderley, North Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military service1st Australian Light Horse
Enlistment date16 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentCaptain (Adjutant)
Unit name42nd Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/59/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 5 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll41st Battalion


Unit: 42nd Battalion
Promotion date: 10 May 1918

Lieutenant Colonel

Unit: Australian Military Forces
Promotion date: 16 October 1925

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)


Recommendation date: 30 September 1918

Mention in Despatches

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

FateReturned to Australia 3 July 1919

Distinguished Service Order

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Discharge date19 October 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: Lt Arthur Coleman DIBDIN, 43rd Bn, returned to Australia, 1 November 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Evacuated to hospital, 25 April 1917; rejoined unit, 9 August 1917. Appointed Company Commander, 25 October 1917. Second in command, commanding 11th Infantry Brigade School for Officers, 26 November 1917. Second in command, 42nd Bn, 1 January 1918. Transferred to 41st Bn, 22 October 1918.

Medals: Distinguished Service Order, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death1963
Age at death77
Place of burialCremated: Springvale Crematorium, Melbourne, Victoria

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