Constant Stanley DALCO

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DALCO, Constant Stanley

Service Number: 2276
Enlisted: 20 July 1916, Claremont, Tasmania
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 40th Infantry Battalion
Born: Esperance, Tasmania, 23 August 1883
Home Town: Hobart, Tasmania
Schooling: State School, Hythe , Tasmania
Occupation: Carpenter
Died: Died of wounds, France, 11 June 1918, aged 34 years
Cemetery: Crouy British Cemetery, Crouy-sur-Somme
Plot II, Row D, Grave 1
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Hobart Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

20 Jul 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2276, 40th Infantry Battalion, Claremont, Tasmania
21 Oct 1916: Involvement Private, SN 2276, 40th Infantry Battalion
21 Oct 1916: Embarked Private, SN 2276, 40th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Port Melbourne, Melbourne
8 Jun 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 2276, 40th Infantry Battalion, Gun shot wound right arm
24 Oct 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 40th Infantry Battalion
18 May 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 40th Infantry Battalion
10 Jun 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 2276, 40th Infantry Battalion, Gun shot wound to abdomen
11 Jun 1918: Involvement Corporal, SN 2276, 40th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Constant Stanley DALCO was born on 23rd August, 1883 in Port Esperance, Tasmania

His parents were Joseph DALCO and Sarah HUDSON and he was one of 12 children born in Tasmania

He enlisted in Claremont, Tasmania on 20th July, 1916 & embarked with the 40th Infantry Battalion, 4th reinforcements on 21st October, 1916 from Melbourne on the ship HMAT Port Melbourne

He was wounded  in action on 8th June, 1917 with gun shot wounds to his right arm and again on 10th June, 1918 with gun shot wounds to his abdomen

He died the following day on 11th June, 1918 at the 5th Casualty Clearing Station and is buried in Crouy British Cemetery, Plot II, Row D, Grave 1.

His name is memorialised on the Australian War Memorial & he was awarded the British War Medal & the Victory Medal.

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Change of Ranks

Acting Corporal - July, 1916

Private 28.12.16 -  EDP Corporal 10th Training Battalion

Lance Corporal 29.12.16

Reverted to Private 8.5.17

Lance Corporal  24.10.17

Temporary Corporal 18.5.18

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