Edward Joseph DICKENS

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DICKENS, Edward Joseph

Service Number: 1854
Enlisted: 28 February 1916, Kadina, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 5th Pioneer Battalion
Born: Mount Browne, Tibooburra, New South Wales, 21 March 1895
Home Town: Cowell, Franklin Harbour, South Australia
Schooling: Wallaroo Public School, South Australia
Occupation: Farm Labourer
Died: Killed in action, Flers, France, 15 November 1916, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Longueval Road Cemetery
Row G, Grave No. 14
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Cowell Men from Franklin Harbour WW1 Roll of Honour, Cowell War Memorial, Elbow Hill Methodist Church WW1 Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

28 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1854, 5th Pioneer Battalion, Kadina, South Australia
11 Apr 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1854, 5th Pioneer Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '5' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Aeneas embarkation_ship_number: A60 public_note: ''
15 Nov 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1854, 5th Pioneer Battalion, Flers/Gueudecourt

Correction to Newspaper artical

There needs to be a correction of a name in the newspaper artical that stated that He was the son of the "Late Samuel Dickens"when he was in fact the son of the Late William Dickens. Samuel was his brother who was also my grandfather. Edward also had a brother by the name of William John Dickens.

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Cemetery details: Longueval Road Cemetery, Longueval, Picardie, France

"LATE PTE. E. J. DICKENS.

WALLAROO, December 6.- Information was received in Wallaroo on Tuesday that Pte. Edward Joseph Dickens had been killed in action in France. The late Pte. Dickens was 21 years of age, and was born in Tibooburra N.S.W. He was well known in Wallaroo and Cowell, from which latter place he enlisted. He has a brother now serving in France (Lieut. W. J. Dickens), who in his last communication referred with pride to the fact that he had met his brother, who had just then come into the firing line. Another younger brother resides in Wallaroo. The father, the late Mr. Samuel Dickens, mete with a fatal accident at the Wallaroo Smelting Works about 11 years ago, and since that time the sons have been under the guardianship of their uncle, Mr. Edward Dickens, of Wallaroo." - from the Adelaide Observer 16 Dec 1916 (nla.gov.au)

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