DICK, Alexander Sinclair
(Service number 6/444)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank||Private|
|Date||25 September 1891||Place of Birth||Hamilton|
|Date||17 August 1914||Age||22 yrs 11 mths|
|Address at Enlistment||144 North Street, Timaru|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs Jane DICK (mother), 144 North Street, Timaru|
|Served with||NZ Armed Force||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||Main Body|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||Canterbury Infantry Battalion|
|Date||16 October 1914|
|Transport||Tahiti or Athenic|
|Embarked From||Lyttelton, Canterbury||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||Canterbury Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion, S Company|
|Service Medals||1914-15 Star; British War Medal; Victory Medal|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
11 July 1915 sent to Hospital, Dardanelles. 20 April 1915 & 13 July 1915 admitted to Staty Hospital, Malta; June 1915 advice received that he had been discharged cured & was at the base, Alexandria; 18 July 1915 admitted to Tigne Hospital, Malta. Four times in hospital during service at the Front.
|Date||14 November 1915||Age||20 (or 23 or 24)|
|Place of Death||Gallipoli|
|Cause||Killed in action|
|Notices||Timaru Herald, 7 Dec 1915 & 9 Dec 1915|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Embarkation Pier Cemetery, Turkey (Chester Ridge, Anzac)|
|Memorial Reference||Special Memorial B. 50|
|New Zealand Memorials||On Memorial wall, Timaru; Chalmers Church|
Youngest son of Gavin & Jane DICK, of Timaru. Brother of Douglas Graham DICK also served & wounded WWI. Attended Main School. Four times wounded at the Front. Well liked, of cheerful, bright diposition.
Cenotaph Database [31 July 2017]; NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ Ref. AABK 18805 W5537 0033706) [01 August 2013]; CWGC [31 July 2013]; WWI GALLIPOLI MEDALS, BROTHERS, ONE KIA ONE WIA (Trade Me, 18 Aug 2009 - Medals & documents for sale) [31 July 2013]; Timaru Herald, 8 June 1915, 7 & 9 December 1915, 15 November 1920 (Papers Past) [19 November 2013, 11 December 2013].
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