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Robert William DYSON

Regimental number2834
Place of birthKempsey New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressSherwood, Macleay River, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, Robert Dyson, Sherwood, Macleay River, New South Wales
Enlistment date7 October 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll6 November 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name33rd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/50/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 25 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 2 October 1918

FateReturned to Australia 6 July 1919

Military Medal

'In the operations of 18th and 21st September, 1918, near HARGICOURT, Private DYSON as Company Runner, carried messages over exremely difficult country through heavy shell fire. He showed great courage throughout and the promptness with which he delivered his messages assisted most materially the work of keeping the company together.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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