James DICK


DICK, James

Service Number: 2738
Enlisted: 10 August 1915, Enlisted at Brisbane
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 15th Infantry Battalion
Born: Grangemouth, Stirlingshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, 1891
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, Ottoman Empire, 5 December 1915
Cemetery: 7th Field Ambulance Cemetery
Special Memorial Row A, Grave 59 Rev. J.L. Cope officiated Headstone inscription reads: In memory of the dear son of Mr. & Mrs. Dick of Sanday, Orkney
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

10 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2738, 15th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Brisbane
1 Sep 1915: Involvement Private, SN 2738, 15th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
1 Sep 1915: Embarked Private, SN 2738, 15th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ayrshire, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of James and Mary Dick of Roadside, Sanday, Orkney Isles.

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

Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

He was 25.

Grangemouth, where he was born, is a town in the Falkirk council area, Scotland. Historically part of the county of Stirlingshire, the town lies in the Forth Valley, on the banks of the Firth of Forth, 3 miles east of Falkirk, 5 miles west of Bo'ness and 13 miles south-east of Stirling.

He is remembered on the Sanday War Memorial on the Orkney Isles.in Scotland.

His brother also fell.He was Private Richard Dick aged 20,Service Number S/6429-served with British forces, 8th Bn. Seaforth Highlanders-died 25/09/1915-also born at Grangemouth, Stirlingshire.