DYSON, Alfred Noel

  1. Service Details
  2. Personal Details
  3. Unit and Rank Details
  4. Fate
  5. Commemoration
  6. Notes
  7. Sources

Service Details

Branch of Service
Army
Conflict
World War I
Date of Enlistment
04/04/1916
Place of Enlistment
Royal Military College, Duntroon ACT

Personal Details

Gender
Male
Date of Birth
25/06/1896
Place of Birth
Mount Morgan, Queensland
Address (at enlistment)
Royal Military College, Duntroon ACT
School(s) Attended
Geelong Grammar School
Occupation
Soldier
Next of Kin
Thomas Ingleby Dyson (father), Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Queen Street, Melbourne, Victoria
Burial Place

Ballieul Communal Cemetery Extension, France in plot 3, row C, grave 191

Unit and Rank Details

Final Rank
Lieutenant
Final Unit
8 Field Artillery Brigade AIF

Fate

Died from wounds on 8 June 1917, Belgium aged 21 years

Commemoration

AWM Roll of Honour Memorial Panel 15, Canberra ACT
Large stone tablet on outside of northern wall of St. John's Church, Reid ACT

Notes

Dyson entered the Royal Military College, Duntroon with the fourth intake of cadets in March 1914 and was graduated early along with the rest of his class in April 1916. He was appointed as a Lieutenant with the 34th Battery, 9th Field Artillery Brigade and arrived in France at the end of December 1916. He was transferred to the 31st Battery, 8th Field Artillery Brigade in January 1917. By late May and early June the 8th Field Artillery Brigade were part of the preparatory bombardment of German positions around Messines ridge in Belgium. During this period, on 6 June 1916, Dyson was severely wounded while "standing by the guns whilst the barrage was being fired and was shot in the lower abdomen and trunk with several bullets from an aeroplane." The Roll of Honour circular states that he was wounded near Hill 63 near Messines. He died from his wounds at the 53rd Casualty Clearing Station two days later and was buried in the Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension in northern France.

Description - height 5 feet 11 inches, weight 147 pounds, chest 35-38 inches, Church of England.

Sources

Colonel J.E. Lee, 'Duntroon: The Royal Military College of Australia 1911-1946', 1952
AWM Roll of Honour Database
NAA RecordSearch - Series B2455 (First Australian Imperial Force Personnel Dossiers, 1914-1920)

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