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Alfred William DICK

Regimental number8816
Date of birth21 February 1897
Place of birthKoolunga, South Australia
SchoolKoolunga Public School, South Australia
AddressKoolunga, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs P. Dick, Koolunga, South Australia
Enlistment date21 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name2nd Divisional Ammunition Column
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/90/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A39 Port Macquarie on 16 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 27 April 1919
Discharge date1 August 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Transferred to 22nd Howitzer Brigade, 10 March 1916; taken on strength of 4th Field Artillery Brigade, 13 May 1916.

Admitted to 7th Field Ambulance, 15 March 1917 (venereal disease); thence to 51st General Hospital. Discharged to Base Depot, 3 May 1917; total treatment: 50 days. Sick to hospital, 11 May 1917; taken on strength of 2nd Divisional Ammunition Column from Base Depot, 27 June 1917. Transferred to 4th Field Artillery Brigade, 19 July 1917. Admitted sick to hospital, 28 October 1917; discharged from hospital and taken on strength of 2nd DAC, 20 November 1917. Transferred to 4th Field Artillery Brigade, 27 November 1917. Appointed Temporary Bombardier, 4 January 1918; promoted Bombardier, 4 April 1918.

Commenced return to Australia, 27 April 1919; disembarked Australia, 8 June 1919; discharged, 1 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Date of death13 January 1987
Place of burialCremated: ashes interred at St Oswald's Memorial Gardens, Parkside, South Australia

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