|Birth Place||Australia: Queensland, North Queensland, Irvinebank|
|Service||Australian Imperial Force|
|Conflict/Operation||First World War, 1914-1918|
Published in London Gazette in 1918-08-17
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1918-12-12
Private Henry Dalziel
Harry Dalziel (1893-1965), from Queensland, received the second of two Victoria Crosses awarded for the battle of Hamel. During the action he advanced with a Lewis gun section before making a single-handed attack on a strong enemy machine-gun post, capturing the gun and its entire crew. Then, ignoring heavy enemy fire, he collected ammunition and reloaded magazines until he was severely wounded. After the war, although troubled by his injuries, he served in the militia and was also a songwriter.