DICK, Alexander Sinclair
(Service number 6/444)

Aliases Sinclair
First Rank Private Last Rank Private


Date 25 September 1891 Place of Birth Hamilton

Enlistment Information

Date 17 August 1914 Age 22 yrs 11 mths
Address at Enlistment 144 North Street, Timaru
Occupation Labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs Jane DICK (mother), 144 North Street, Timaru
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

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

Military Awards

Campaigns Gallipoli
Service Medals 1914-15 Star; British War Medal; Victory Medal
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

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.

Post-war Occupations


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    

Biographical Notes

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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