Service Number: 4294
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 15th Infantry Battalion
Born: Kernon, Gilford, County Down, Ireland. , date not yet discovered
Home Town: Rockhampton, Rockhampton, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Selector
Died: Died of wounds, France, 27 August 1917, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Trois Arbres Cemetery, Steenwerck, Nord Pas de Calais
Grave Plot I, Row Y, Grave No. 4, Trois Arbres Cemetery, Steenwerck, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

17 Nov 1916: Involvement Private, 4294, 31st Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '16' embarkation_place: Brisbane embarkation_ship: HMAT Kyarra embarkation_ship_number: A55 public_note: ''
17 Nov 1916: Embarked Private, 4294, 31st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Kyarra, Brisbane
27 Aug 1917: Involvement Private, 4294, 15th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres, --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 4294 awm_unit: 15th Australian Infantry Battalion awm_rank: Private awm_died_date: 1917-08-27

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

31st Battalion, 11th Reinforcement, later 15th Battalion,  Australian Infantry, A.I.F.

He was 31 and the son of Robert and Eliza Jane Dickson, of Ballymaconallan, Gilford, County Down, Ireland.

Enlistment date-11 October 1916
Place of enlistment-Rockhampton, Queensland
AWM Embarkation Roll number-23/48/3
Age at embarkation 30
Unit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 17 November 1916

War service: Western Front

Sources-NAA: B2455, DICKSON Joseph

He is remembered on the Gilford War Memorial.


Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

The war memorial in Gilford remembers those from the village and nearby townlands who gave their lives in both World War One and Two.

The Gilford War Memorial stands at what locals know as Allan's Corner. BT63 6DJ

This corner is the junction of main roads to Gilford, Banbridge and Tandragee. Mr. James F Wright oversaw the placing of the memorial.

Mrs. Upritchard of Elmfield Castle, Gilford, Co. Down unveiled the memorial commemorating those who died in World War One. Of around 400 men from the town, 62 gave their lives and are remembered on the granite tablet inlaid with marble. An inscription reads:

To the memory of our Fallen Heroes.


Mill Street

Junction with Banbridge Road (A50)



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Northern Ireland

Shortly after the outbreak of war the Gilford and District Comforts Fund for Soldiers and Sailors was formed, and later the Gilford and District Prisoners of War Fund. Subsequent to the signing of the Armistice the activities of these funds came to an end, and it was decided to apply the balance of the money on hand to the erection of a tablet to perpetuate the memories of those who were called upon to lay down their lives. This money was augmented by local collections.The unveiling ceremony of Gilford War Memorial, which has been erected to the memory of the brave men from the district who made the supreme sacrifice in the Great War, was performed by Mrs Upritchard, Elmfield Castle. About 400 men from the locality served with the colours, and of this number 62 lost their lives. The tablet is composed of granite, inlaid with white marble panels, and the names, 62 in number, engraved in the marble and filled with lead. The background is of solid masonry, with a stone finish.