Heritage > DICK John: 1891 – 1917, KIA ANZAC
Avenue of honour 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

John DICK

John DICK: DOB: 1891 at Lilydale [Vic] he was a sawmiller from West Warburton..1620: Private John DICK was 26 when he was Killed in Action 4.10.1917 at Passchendaele, BELGIUM. No Known Grave.
Family NamePoppy lestweforget DICK
Given Names John
Birth Date 1891
Birth Place Lilydale, VICTORIA
Occupation at Enlistment Saw Mill Worker
Date of Enlistment 14.12.1914
Age at Enlistment 23 years 1 month
Service Number(s) 1620
Next of Kin Father: Alex DICK
Embarkation Embarkation
Address at Enlistment West Warburton, VIC
Embarkation Details Unit embarked from Melbourne, VIC on board HMAT A54 Runic on 19 February 1915
Nominal Roll Nominal Roll
Rank on Nominal Roll Private
Unit on Nominal Roll 6th Battalion
Fate Killed in Action
Australia War Memorial Ref, Panel Number Roll of Honour, Panel no 46.
Roll of Honour name projection

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

Date of Death 04.10.1917
Place of Death or Wounding Broodseinde Ridge, Passchendaele, BELGIUM
Age at Death 26 years
Roll of Honour Circular Yes
Commemoration Details and Panel Reference Ypres (Menin Gate) MemorialPanel 7
Red Cross Files Yes
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. J.

West Warburton District Roll of Honor: Wesburn Primary School

  • J Dick
Local Memorials Yarra Junction Cenotaph: Fallen

  • J. Dick
Memorial Tree Yes at Yarra Junction
AIF Data Base John DICK

Family & Early Life

FATHER: Alex Dick of West Warburton.
MOTHER: Jessie Dick, of Stanley Avenue Oakleigh.
John Dick attended school in Kardella, South Gippsland and was also trained as a Farmer.

Military Service

War Service: Gallipoli and the Western Front. Was initially recorded as Missing in action before being confirmed as killed in action in Belgium, just one day before his brother Archibald was also killed. Brothers: 211 Sergeant Archibald Spalding DICK, 18th Bn, killed in action, 5 October 1917;
6106 Driver Henry DICK MM, 10th Company, Australian Army Service Corps, returned to Australia, 24 January 1919.

Sources

Commemorating the Fallen – Yarra Junction Cenotaph – Bob Sutherland, 1999.
Warburton Ways, Earle Parkinson 1984
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