Heritage > DICK Archibald Spalding: 1894 – 1917, KIA ANZAC
Banner Anzac Centerary Upper YarraThe Upper Yarra Museum has initiated a project to recreate a Memorial avenue of trees dedicated to the WW1 fallen from the old Upper Yarra Shire. The reformed avenue is to be planted along the old railway line, now the Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail by Anzac Day 2015

Archibald Spalding DICK

Archibald S DICK: POB Wandong [Vic] 1894, was a miner before he enlisted at West Warburton. 211: Sergeant A S Dick was 23 when he was Killed in Action in Belgium 5.10.1917
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Given Names Archibald Spalding
Birth Date 1894
Birth Place Wandong, VIC
Occupation at Enlistment Miner
Date of Enlistment 28.2.1915
Age at Enlistment 21 years 8 months
Service Number(s) 211
Next of Kin Mother: Jessie Dick
Embarkation Embarkation roll
Address at Enlistment West Warburton, VIC
Embarkation Details Unit embarked from Sydney, NSW, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 25 June 1915
Nominal Roll Nominal Roll
Rank on Nominal Roll Sergeant
Unit on Nominal Roll 18th Battalion
Fate KIA
Australia War Memorial Ref, Panel Number Roll of Honour. Panel 85.


Roll of Honour name projection

Archibald Spalding Dick’s name will be projected onto the exterior of the Hall of Memory.

Date of Death 5.10.1917
Place of Death or Wounding BELGIUM
Age at Death 23
Roll of Honour Circular No
Commemoration Details and Panel Reference Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial Panel 23
Medals** Victory Medal British war Medal 1914/15 Star Medal. Memorial scroll.Memorial plaque

Where the Australians Rest

Local Rolls of Honour Political Labor Council Honor Roll,: Upper Yarra RSL

  • DICK A.S.

West Warburton District Roll of Honor: Wesburn Primary School

  • A Dick
Local Memorials Yarra Junction Cenotaph: Fallen

  • A.S. Dick
Memorial Tree Yes
AIF Data Base Archibald Spalding DICK
Family & Early Life Mother: Jessie Dick.Father: Alexander Dick Sister: Laura Dick of West Warburton received Archibald’s effects including: wallet, notebooks, photos, cards, and letters.Brothers: 6106 Driver Henry DICK MM, 10th Company, Australian Army Service Corps, returned to Australia, 24 January 1919; 1620 Pte John DICK, 6th Bn, killed in action, 4 October 1917.
Military Service War service: Egypt, Gallipoli and the Western Front. Archibald was promoted from Private to Lance Corporal then Corporal and Sergeant.
Sources Commemorating the Fallen – Yarra Junction Cenotaph – Bob Sutherland. 1999Warburton Ways, Earle Parkinson 1984