Dickinson, Herbert Spencer (Captain, b.1891 - d.1917)

Place Europe: France
Accession Number 1DRL/0242
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm.
Object type Diary
Maker Dickinson, Herbert Spencer
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made 1914-1917
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM93 12/11/634
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition

Collection relating to service of Captain Herbert Spencer Dickinson, 57 Battalion, At Sea and France, 1914-1917. Collection includes a handwritten copy of a narrative of the Sydney - Emden encounter and extracts from a diary. Copy probably made by Dickinson's mother in response to a request by the Memorial in 1927. Location of originals is unknown.

History / Summary

Biographical note: Served with the 57th Battalion, AIF. Killed in action at Polygon Wood, near Ypres, 26 September 1917. Accountant; of Malvern, VIC, born Childers, Gippsland, VIC; educated at Spring Road (Malvern) and at Wesley College; was a well known oarsman; enlisted in the AIF 17 August 1914 as a private and was posted to 5 Battalion; appointed Second Lieutenant after Second Battle of Krithia (May 1915); transferred to 57 Battalion at Tel-el-Kebir early in 1916; age at time of death 25.