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George Couper DICK

Regimental number486
Place of birthLiff Scotland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Dick, 6 Park Terrace, Dundee, Scotland
Enlistment date21 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: "Unspecified"


Recommendation date: "April 1915"

FateKilled in Action 25 June 1916
Age at death from cemetery records37
Place of burialRue-David Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row E, Grave No. 1), Fleurbaix, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James F and Mary DICK, 6 Park Terrace, Dundee, Scotland

Military Medal

'By his example in carrying water and ammunition forward to the firing line across open ground, he was able to inspire others to assist and it was very largely due to his energy and initiative that this portion of the line was kept supplied. He was frequently a volunteer to carry messages under heavy fire across the open.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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