John Dunstan DALLAS

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DALLAS, John Dunstan

Service Number: 1933
Enlisted: 13 January 1915, Oaklands, South Australia
Last Rank: Lance Sergeant
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Port Adelaide, South Australia, 8 April 1890
Home Town: Port Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Port Adelaide Public School
Occupation: Carpenter
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 21 March 1918, aged 27 years
Cemetery: Spoilbank Cemetery
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial (WW1)
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World War 1 Service

13 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1933, 10th Infantry Battalion, Oaklands, South Australia
20 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1933, 10th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
20 Apr 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1933, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Adelaide
8 Jul 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1933, 10th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC Gallipoli
21 Mar 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Sergeant, SN 1933, 10th Infantry Battalion, German Spring Offensive 1918

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Biography

John was born on 8th April, 1890 in Port Adelaide, South Australia under the name John Dustan DALLAS

His parents were John D. DALLAS & Elizabeth JOBSON

S/N 1933 he enlisted 13th January, 1915 with the 10th Battalion

Unit embarked Adelaide on HMAT Hororata 20th April, 1915

He was listed as a Lance Sergeant in the Nominal roll

 

"OUR HEROES. THE LATE SERGEANT J. D. DALLAS.

The late Sergeant J. D. Dallas, of the 10th Battalion, who was killed in action in France on March 21, was the second dearly beloved son of the late J. D. and Mrs. Dallas, of Berkley street, Cheltenham. He was in his 28th year. He enlisted on January 13, 1915, and left for the front on April 20 the same year. Prior to enlisting he was employed by his father as a wood turner. He was educated at the Port Adelaide Public School, and took an active part in sport. He was secretary of the Port Juniors, and Queenstown Football Clubs, and also occupied the same position in the Queenstown Cricket Club. He was a past president of the Port branch of the A.N.A., and P.C.R. of the Rechabite Lodge, Northern Star Tent. He was also a member of the Port Adelaide Caledonian Society. He was 2 years and 11 months on active service abroad. His bright and happy disposition and natural courtesy endeared him to all who knew him. He will be most sadly missed by relatives and a host of friends." - from the Adeladie Daily Herald 27 Apr 1918 (nla.gov.au)

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