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Number Private 6477

Battalion 6th Battalion

Place of Birth Ballarat

Next of Kin His mother, Mrs. Catherine Dicker of Leongatha

Date and place of enlistment Leongatha 22/8/1916

Physical details on enlistment Age 36 years 2 months 5'4",
111 pounds, blue eyes and black hair

Religion Presbyterian

Occupation Farmer

Date and place of death

He was missing in action at Broodseinde on 20/10/1917
and a Court of Enquiry held on 28/11/1917 declared he
was killed in action on that day.

Location of grave or memorial

He is remembered on the Menin Gate Ypres Belgium

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

He and his family lived in the Mardan area.

Military History

He was a member of the Mardan Rifle Club
22/8/16 Enlisted
His medical was signed by Dr Wood. In Leongatha
He had been rejected earlier in the war due to a hernia
2/10/16 He embarked Melbourne on the HMAS Nestor
15/11/16 He disembarked at Plymouth
14/2/17 He went to Folkstone then arrived in France on 17/2/17
23/3/17 He went to his unit the 6th Battalion
12/9/17 He was injured in the back but discharged on 29/9/17 and rejoined his unit the 29th Battalion.
4/10 /17 He was missing in action then reported killed in Belgium
The file says also rejoined on 13/10 and missing on 20/10
A Court of enquiry held on 28/11/17 declare he died on day he went missing
He left his estate to his brother John Darling of Mardan.
The will was signed by Jas W Sutherland Solicitor of Leongatha counter signed by his clerk George Stewart Murray
The will was lodged with the bank of Victoria Leongatha and a copy with the Solicitors

There is a witnessed army will endorsing and stating the location of his will in Leongatha
His Mother received medals, his plaque and scroll
James was the half brother of Charles W Dicker



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