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Hercules Scott Highfield DICKSON

Regimental number1189
Place of birthYoung New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationMotor driver
AddressBeauchamp Street, W. Marrickville, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Highfield Dickson, Beauchamp Street, W. Marrickville, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date26 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll24 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 26 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollRegimental Quartermaster Sergaent
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Meritorious Service Medal


Recommendation date: 5 March 1918

FateReturned to Australia 19 April 1919
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal

'Has rendered invaluable service in capacity of Pioneer Sergeant, and during the YPRES operations of October 1917, he erected wherever possible crosses on the graves of those who had fallen, often at considerable personal risk.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

Date of death19 March 1958
Place of burialWaverley Cemetery

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