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Henry DICK

Regimental number6106
Place of birthCambellwell, Victoria
AddressWest Warburton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs J Dick, West Warburton, Victoria
Enlistment date22 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameInfantry Brigade 5, 15th Company, Army Service Corps
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/103/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal RollNo 10 Company, Australian Army Service Corps
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 16 November 1917

FateReturned to Australia 24 January 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance

Military Medal

'On 19th October, 1917, near WESTHOEK RIDGE, east of YPRES, this soldier was in charge of wagons delivering sleepers for track making in forward areas. The track behind them was blown to pieces by heavy enemy shell fire. He assisted in repairing and clearing the road for traffic which had become dangerously congested, and continued to carry on with his self imposed task on his own initiative, and with cool courage although the NCO in charge had been killed. his action with that of Drivers [7903 J.W.] ELLIS and [8428 N.D.] LACKIE, saved many valuable lives, horses and wagons as traffic was barely clear when the enemy put down further heavy shelling on the spot where traffic had been held up.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

Family/military connectionsBrothers: 211 Sergeant Archibald Spalding DICK, 18th Bn, killed in action, 5 October 1917; 1620 Pte John DICK, 6th Bn, killed in action, 4 October 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death21 October 1956

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