Private Henry Dalziel VC

Henry Dalziel. A05444 Henry Dalziel

Date of birth: 18 February 1893
Place of birth: Irvinebank, QLD
Date of death: 24 July 1965
Place of death: Repatriation General Hospital, Greenslopes, Brisbane, QLD

Harry Dalziel, from Queensland, received the second of two Victoria Crosses awarded for the battle of Hamel. During the action on 4 July 1918 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.

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