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Private 6477

6th Battalion

Ballarat, Victoria

His mother, Mrs. Catherine Dicker of Leongatha, Victoria

Leongatha, Victoria 22/8/1916

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

Presbyterian

Farmer

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

He is remembered on the Menin Gate Ypres Belgium

He and his family lived in the Mardan area.


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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DARLING, James

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