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Charles Leslie DIMOND

Regimental number3102
Place of birthCaulfield, Victoria
ReligionCongregational
OccupationLabourer
Address6 Shepperton Road, Victoria Park, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, J T Dimond, 6 Shepperton Road, Victoria Park, Western Australia
Enlistment date12 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 13 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 5 May 1918

FateReturned to Australia 8 January 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For gallantry and devotion to duty near VILLERS BRETONNEUX on 3rd May, 1918. Private DIMOND was on duty in a forward observation post and continuously was under fire. Although parts of the house in which his post was, were blown away and the house was frequently hit he remained on duty in this exposed and very dangerous position observing the enemy movement and sending back most valuable reports. His disregard of personal danger and his devotion to duty under trying conditions were magnificent.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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