Abner Gilchrist DALZELL MSM

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DALZELL, Abner Gilchrist

Service Number: 666
Enlisted: 25 May 1916
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 3 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps
Born: Latrobe, Tasmania, Australia, 12 June 1887
Home Town: Latrobe, Latrobe, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Seaman
Died: Body lost at sea following aircraft accident. (DH.4A serial E8616), At sea over Bass Strait, 23 September 1920, aged 33 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
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World War 1 Service

25 May 1916: Enlisted Australian Flying Corps, Private, SN 666, No. 2 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps
25 Oct 1916: Involvement Private, SN 666, No. 2 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps
25 Oct 1916: Involvement SN 666, No. 2 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps
25 Oct 1916: Embarked Private, SN 666, No. 2 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps, HMAT Ulysses, Melbourne
25 Oct 1916: Embarked SN 666, No. 2 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps, HMAT Ulysses, Melbourne
6 May 1919: Involvement Australian Flying Corps, Sergeant, SN 666, No. 3 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps

Trove newspaper article



SERGEANT DALZELL'S WAR SERVICE


A NATlVE OF TASMANIA.


Sergeant Abner Gilchrist Dalzell, of Point Cook, left in the aeroplane with

Captain Stutt, unknown to his wife and family, whose home is in Fitzroy street,

Fitzroy. Sergeant Dalzell is a native of Tasmania, but lived for many years

in Ballarat, in which district his father is a farmer. He saw three years

active service abroad, and service for six months in New Guinea, from which

he was invalided home through an attack of malaria. It was while doing

duty in the South Seas on the Berrima that Sergeant Dalzell was one of a

special raiding party that assisted in the capture of the German gunboat

Komet, now known as the Una.


For services rendered on that occasion Sergeant Dalzell was mentioned in

despatches.

While on active service Sergeant Dalzell, who is 33 years, was attached to No. 3

Aeroplane Squadron, "'B"Flight, and prior to that was attached to the Navy.
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Last week Sergeant Dalzell was acting as orderly sergeant at Point Cook.

Sergeant Dalzell has three children, the eldest of whom is seven years.

















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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Abner Gilchrist DALZELL was born on 12th June, 1887 in Tasmania

His parents were George Gilchrist DALZELL & Wilhelmina (Minnie) Valen MONTEITH

He married Mary Bradley ROBERTSON in 1913 in Victoria & had 3 known children

Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

He is a recent addition to the roll of Great War dead-he was accepted, after research, for commemoration on 7th October 2014.

Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

CWGC record his rank as Sergeant and that he was 33. He served with the Australian Flying Corps, and was awarded the MSM [Meritorious Service Medal]

CWGC have no record of his burial as at February 2018 and he is therefore, temporarily, commemorated in their virtual cemetery, the Australian Book of Remembrance.