Arnold Lawrence DICKSON

Badge Number: S6317, Sub Branch: Burnside

DICKSON, Arnold Lawrence

Service Number: 3632
Enlisted: 1 March 1917
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Burdett, South Australia, 23 September 1898
Home Town: Orroroo, Orroroo/Carrieton, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Bank Clerk
Died: Melbourne, Victoria, 19 June 1955, aged 56 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Adelaide National Australia Bank WW1 Honour Board, Jamestown Methodist Church WW1 Roll of Honor, Jamestown Soldier's Memorial Park Arch, Orroroo District Roll of Honour WW1
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World War 1 Service

1 Mar 1917: Enlisted
4 Aug 1917: Involvement Private, SN 3632, 50th Infantry Battalion
4 Aug 1917: Embarked Private, SN 3632, 50th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Themistocles, Melbourne
11 Nov 1918: Involvement SN 3632
28 Sep 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 3632

Arnold Dickson

I have a very similar photo to this but taken straight on, Arnold was apparently a friend of my Grandfather, The postcard was written on "At sea"26/8/1917,
" I hope it won't be to much of a shock to get a card from me at last.We are having a stormy trip & have a good boat, a 15,000 tonner, the water is no d--- good to me,
I had a fortnights seasickness.
How the hell are all at the ranch getting on, kindest regards to all of them.
I am expecting a letter from Darcy ? and you too,how are you getting on Sis have you made it ??I could hardly think you would.
We have only seen two small ?? since we left Pt. M.
Must shut up
Your old mate
3632 A L Dickson, 10th reinforcements 50th Battalion infantry AIF abroad

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Rootsweb ID: I472463 Birth Record: 23 Sep 1898 in Burdett, South Australia

Father: Albert Edward DICKSON (b: 22/1/1863 in Near Harrogate, SA - d.28/1/1947 in Murray Bridge, SA)
married:  1 Mar 1894 in Eden Valley, SA
Mother: Anna Maria Emma BARTHOLOMAEUS
(b: 25/3/1875 in Schoenborn, SA -now Gomersal - d. 19 Dec 1955 in Murray Bridge, SA)

Flora DICKSON   b: 30/7/1894 in Hd Of Burdett, SA - d. 1944
 - m. Howard William Lewis Downing
Hiram John DICKSON   b: 31/5/1896 in Hd Of Burdett, SA - d.1990 Adelaide, SA (buried Melrose, SA)
 - m. Margaret Cicely Dickson ; f.o. Robert Dickson & Betty Frazer
Arnold Lawrence DICKSON   b: 23/9/1898 in Burdett, SA
Murray DICKSON   b: 28/9/1900 in Mannum, SA - d. 12/5/1983 Cungena, SA
 - m. Mary Dickson ; f.o. Anne Rutherford Cooper; Glenys Mary Irvine & Ian Murray Dickson
Edna May DICKSON   b: 27/4/1903 in Hd Of Burdett Nr Mannum, SA - d. 6/5/1906 Burdett SA)
 - died of Burning Accident
Nellie Eva DICKSON   b: 27/4/1903 in Hd Of Burdett Nr Mannum, SA
Elliot Glenmore DICKSON   b: 22/2/1907 in Hd Of Burdett, SA - d. 1974
 -m. Margorie Killick Dickson;  f.o. Brian Henry Dickson and Ronald Stanley Dickson
Clifton Ivor DICKSON   b: 9/7/1910 in Harrogate, SA - d. 1976
- m. Jean Mary Isabel Dickson; f.o. Dean Wayne Dickson & Raelene Joan Jaensch
Colin Kenneth DICKSON   b: 16/12/1915 in Jamestown, SA
                                     12/9/1943  Died flying battle, in Corsica, France
Lorna Jean DICKSON   b: 16/12/1915 in Jamestown, SA - d. 1996
 - m. Reginald James Ellis

Brother:  1289 Sergeant Hiram John Dickson
               Private in 11th Light Horse Regiment
               7/9/1915   enlisted  (19yrs of age)
               26/10/1915  embarked from Port of Melbourne, VIC, onboard HMAT SS Hawkes
               20/7/1919   returned to Australia

Brother:  WWII 407414 Colin Kenneth Dickson
               Royal Australian Air Force - Warrant Officer - 458 Squadron
               12/9/1943  died in flying accident - Corsica, France

Previous service:  Sergeant in Jamestown Cadets

Described on enlisting as 18yrs 7mths old; single; 5' 9 /4" tall; 148 lbs;
dark complexion; grey eyes; dark brown hair; Methodist

11/4/1917    enlisted in Orroroo, SA

26/4/1917    2nd Company, Mitcham Camp

16/7/1917     appointed to 10 reinforcements / 50th Battalion, Mitcham Camp

4/8/1917      embarked from Port of Melbourne, VIC, onboard HMAT A32 Themistocles
                   Private in 50th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
2/10/1917    disembarked into Glasgow

3/10/1917    marched in to 13th Training Battalion, Codford, England

1111/1917   taken on strength of artillery details, England
13/11/1917  transferred to 50th Battalion, Codford

12/12/1917  proceeded overseas to France
13/12/1917  marched in to Rouelles, France

16/12/1917  marched out to 5th Division Artillery, Rouelles

19/12/1917  Gunner, taken on strength of 13th Field Artillery Battalion, France

9/5/1918      transferred to 51st Battery

28/12/1918  to be temporary Bombadier, France

1/4/1919      promoted to temporary Sergeant

8/7/1919      embarked for Australia onboard Friedrehamel
                   Sergeant in 13th Field Artillery Brigade
29/8/1919    disembarked into Australia

28/9/1919    discharged from service

Medals:         British War medal (20941) and Victory medal (20440)

Married:        Margery Dickson (Winter-Cooke) & (Butcher) 
                   a Fashion Designer

Lived at Darlinghurst, New South Wales.

19/6/1955     passed away at Melbourne, Victoria
buried in:     

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  21/5/2016.  Lest we foret.

Thank you to Kaye Bottrall, Jamestown, SA for her information.