Charles Dicker

Charles DickerName    Charles Dicker

Number     Private  3500

Battalion   60th Battalion

Place of Birth   Darlamurla 

Next of kin  His father, Francis Dicker of McKinnons Post Office Mardan, his mother is Catherine Dicker. James Darling was his half brother.

Date and place of enlistment   Melbourne 7/8/1915

Physical details on enlistment Age 22 years 7 months 5’5” 9 stone 7 pounds, blue eyes and dark brown hair.

Religion   Methodist

Occupation   Farmer

Date and place of death

He died of wounds received at the battle of Fromelles on 21/7/1916

Location of grave or memorial He was buried in Rue De Bois Military Cemetery Fleurbaix Bethune Nord Pas de Calais near Armentieres

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

He and his family farmed in the Mardan area

Military History

  • He spent 4 years in the Mardan Rifle Club
  • 7/8/1915 He enlisted in Melbourne
  • He was in the 8th reinforcement 21st Battalion
  • He embarked Melbourne on HMAT Demosthenes
  • 16/2/16 He went to the 60th Battalion, which was, formed at Tel el Kabir Egypt
  • 15/3/16 He had mumps
  • 18/6/16 He embarked Alexandria on Kinfauns Castle
  • 27/6/16 He disembarked Marseilles
  • 19/7/16 He was killed in action at Fromelles
  • 21/7/16 He was buried at Rue du Bois Military Cemetery Fluerbaix

near Armentieres by Rev F F Williams

  • His plaque and medals were received by his father.
  • His father received the victory medal on 29/3/23 and the British medal on 16/4/24
  • He was the half brother of James Darling who was also killed in action.
  • Catherine Dicker received a mother’s medal with two stars

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