Heritage > DICK John: 1891 – 1917, KIA ANZAC
The 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
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|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.|
|Birth Place||Lilydale, VICTORIA|
|Occupation at Enlistment||Saw Mill Worker|
|Date of Enlistment||14.12.1914|
|Age at Enlistment||23 years 1 month|
|Next of Kin||Father: Alex DICK|
|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
Where the Australians Rest
|Local Rolls of Honour||Political Labor Council Honor Roll,: Upper Yarra RSL
West Warburton District Roll of Honor: Wesburn Primary School
|Local Memorials||Yarra Junction Cenotaph: Fallen
|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.
|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.
|Commemorating the Fallen – Yarra Junction Cenotaph – Bob Sutherland, 1999.
Warburton Ways, Earle Parkinson 1984