Norman Douglas Arthur DYSON


DYSON, Norman Douglas Arthur

Service Number: 7481
Enlisted: 30 April 1917, Enlisted at Adelaide 10th Battalion
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Glanville, South Australia, 5 August 1898
Home Town: Payneham, Norwood Payneham St Peters, South Australia
Schooling: Public School, South Australia
Occupation: Packer
Died: Died of wounds, Mont de Merris, France, 30 June 1918, aged 19 years
Cemetery: Borre British Cemetery
Plot 11, Row C, Grave 9, Borre British Cemetery, Hazebrouck, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

30 Apr 1917: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 7481, Enlisted at Adelaide 10th Battalion
2 May 1917: Enlisted
30 Oct 1917: Involvement Private, SN 7481, 10th Infantry Battalion
30 Oct 1917: Embarked Private, SN 7481, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Melbourne
3 Jun 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 7481, Shell wounds to the left arm while serving with the 10th Battalion

Last few weeks

Norman was wounded on 8 June 1918 and recovered then was killed by a German Stick bomb on 30 June 1918. Stretcher Bearers tried to recover him, but a German sniper killed one of the S/Bs, so all attempts at saving him ceased.

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Arthur Samuel and Bertha Lily (nee Hanich) Dyson of Ross Street, Cowandilla, SA formerly of Harcourt Road, Payneham, SA; brother of Edna May Dyson and Harold Dyson,

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal