John William DIMOND

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DIMOND, John William

Service Number: 1165
Enlisted: 9 February 1915, Enlisted at Liverpool, NSW
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 18th Infantry Battalion
Born: Dundaroo, New South Wales, 1878
Home Town: Gundagai, Gundagai, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Illness - Enteric Fever, On board HMAT Nestor at 9am while entering Cape Town HarbourSouth Africa, 8 June 1919
Cemetery: Woltemade Cemetery (Maitland), Cape Town
Section 4, Grave 97709A Rev. F.W. Tugwell(Nestor) and C. Pulford (Ypiringa) officiated. There was a large attendence Cape Town YMCA erected the headstone which was partly paid for by the men of the 18th Battalion on board the Nestor
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

9 Feb 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1165, 18th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Liverpool, NSW
25 Jun 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1165, 18th Infantry Battalion
25 Jun 1915: Embarked Private, SN 1165, 18th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ceramic, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Henry and Eliza Dimond of Yass, NSW previously of 'Tumbalong', Adelaide Crossing, Gundagai, NSW

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal