DYER, John

Service Numbers: 8434 , 8434
Enlisted: 23 June 1915
Last Rank: Driver
Last Unit: 6th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Hyde Park, January 1896
Home Town: Hyde Park, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Carpenter, Driver
Memorials: Rosewater Womens Memorial Roll of Honour WW1, Unley Town Hall WW1 Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

23 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Driver, 8434 , 6th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (6RAR)
22 Nov 1915: Involvement Driver, 8434, 6th Field Artillery Brigade , --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '4' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Persic embarkation_ship_number: A34 public_note: ''
22 Nov 1915: Embarked Driver, 8434, 6th Field Artillery Brigade , HMAT Persic, Melbourne
29 May 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Driver, 8434, 6th Field Artillery Brigade

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Biography contributed by Modbury High School

John Dyer had a fair complexion, blue eyes and blonde hair. At the age of 19 years and six months he decided to enlist in the Australian Imperial Force to join the war. He was from Hyde Park and born in January, 1896. When he enlisted, he made his next of kin his mother, Sarah Jane Dyer. 

His trade was carpenter, but in the AIF he got the position of a driver. He was in the 6th Field Artillery Brigade and after enlistment he embarked on his journey to Melbourne on the 22nd of November, 1915. After four years of working hard in the AIF, he was discharged on the 29th of May, 1919. No details are known of his later life.