Service Number: 5362
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 55th Infantry Battalion
Born: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1895
Home Town: Paddington, Woollahra, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Plumber
Died: Died of wounds - fractured skull, France, 14 March 1917
Cemetery: Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension
Plot V1, Row D, Grave 18 Headstone inscription reads: May his soul rest in peace, Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Dernancourt, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

14 Apr 1916: Involvement Private, 5362, 3rd Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '7' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Ceramic embarkation_ship_number: A40 public_note: ''
14 Apr 1916: Embarked Private, 5362, 3rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ceramic, Sydney
4 Mar 1917: Honoured Mention in Dispatches, Citation reads that: This man displayed in repairing telephone line near Lesboeufs on the night 1 / 2 February 1917. He went out with Pte Hellis under heavy shell fire and repaired the cut line when same was of great importance. in this way communication was re-established with Battalion Headquarters and our artillery altered, when same was dangerously close to one of our working parties. London Gazette, second Supplement, No. 30107 1 June 1917; Commonwealth Gazette No. 169 4 October 1917.
14 Mar 1917: Involvement Private, 5362, 55th Infantry Battalion, --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 5362 awm_unit: 55th Australian Infantry Battalion awm_rank: Private awm_died_date: 1917-03-14

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Arthur and Elizabeth Dickman of 50 William Street, Paddington, NSW; brother of Arthur Dickman who was killed in action on 27 January 1918 while serving with the 4th Battalion

4 January 1916 - enlisted at Liverpool, NSW

20 May 1916 - transferred from the 3rd Battalion to the 55th Battalion

Medals: MID, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in the Militia