Norris William Parry DIKE

DIKE, Norris William Parry

Service Numbers: 6792A, VP133
Enlisted: 16 August 1917, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Warrant Officer Class 1
Last Unit: 22nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Hawthorn, Victoria, 9 November 1881
Home Town: Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Soldier
Died: Died of Illness, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 5 September 1941, aged 59 years
Cemetery: Melbourne General Cemetery, Carlton
Grave Reference C.of E Plot, Section HH, Joint grave 104B, Melbourne General Cemetery, Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

16 Aug 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Company Sergeant Major, 6792A, 22nd Infantry Battalion


16 Aug 1917: Enlisted AIF WW1, Melbourne, Victoria

World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement AIF WW1, Warrant Officer Class 1, VP133

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Norris William Parry DIKE was born on 9th November, 1891 in Hawthorn, Victoria

His parents were Henry Hoare DIKE and Emma Jane DANIELS

Norris had previous service of 1 year 9 months in the 1st Battalion Victorian Regiment and 8 years 6 months in the Royal Australian Artillery & 5 years & 6 months in the Instructional Staff before he enlisted in Melbourne on 16th August, 1917 with the Australian Army - he was with the 22nd Battalion, 20th reinforcements - Unit embarked from Melbourne on board HMAT Nestor on 21st November, 1917

He was awarded the British War Medal & The Victory Medal

He returned to Australia on 18th January, 1919 on the ship Ulysses  & then married Annie May BANFIELD in 1919 in Victoria

Norris also served in WW2 in the Citizens Military Forces  - he was living in Elsternwick, Victoria & enlisted in Caulfield on 31st May, 1940 - he was with the 2/2 Pioneer Battalion

He died of Illness in Sydney on 5th September, 1941 and was taken to Melbourne for his funeral service and buried at Melbourne General Cemetery. He is also commemorated at the Australian War Memorial


Argus Melbourne - 8th September, 1942

DIKE - On September 5, suddenly at Sydney NSW, Warrant Officer Norris William Parry DIKE (late Permanent Military Force and late A.I.F.)  beloved husband of Annie, loving stepfather of Eddie Patton, loved brother of Eddie aged 59 years

DIKE - The friends of Warrant Officer Norris William Parry DIKE are informed that his remains will be interred in the Melbourne Cemetery, Carlton, The funeral wil leave his residence No. 12 Jolimont R, Jolimont on Monday 8th september at 4 pm for the Melbourne General Cemetery