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Dickman, William Horace (2173)

Place of Birth: Port Melbourne, VIC

Age: 21 years 10 months

Enlistment Details: Wednesday, 1 March 1916 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 2173            view online service record

28 Alfred Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Albert Littlepage (step brother)
28 Alfred Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Wednesday, 16 August 1916
Ship: RMS Orontes
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 46th Infantry Battalion – 4th Reinforcements

KIA: Wednesday, 11 April 1917
Place: France

Private, 46 Infantry, killed in action 11 April, 1917, France, aged 22, commemorated Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France.

Step-brother: Albert LITTLEPAGE (parents deceased), born Port Melbourne, educated Graham Street SS, Heath Street (Mrs Isabella LITTLEPAGE). Enlisted with step-brother at 28 Alfred Street, circular returned by him from same address. Posted Missing on 11 April, 1917, declared killed in action on that date by a Court of Inquiry, November, 1917. No known grave. Also a step-sister Maud.

Additional research by Brian Membrey

W H Dickman is listed on the Roll of Honour for the Port Melbourne Branch of the Protestant Alliance Friendly Society (PAFS)

1917 ‘PORT P.A.F.S.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 20 January, p. 3. , viewed 29 Dec 2016,


  • Brian Membrey
    Posted July 27, 2016 7.22 pm 0Likes

    DICKMAN – In fond and loving memory of our dear brother, Private William H. Dickman (late 46th Battalion), who was killed in action at Bullecourt, 11th April, 1917.

    So dearly loved, so sadly missed.

    (Inserted by his loving brother and sister-in-law, Albert and Maud Littlepage, Alfred street, Port Melbourne)

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