Leslie Campbell Dickson

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Dickson, Private Leslie Campbell no. 1920

17th Battalion 3rd Reinforcements, later 2nd Trench Mortar Battery.

“Benachie” Beamish Street Campsie.


Born 16 January 1891 at Camperdown, son of Alexander & Wilhelmina Dickson (Alex and Mina).

Educated Stanmore Public School.

Enlisted 16/6/1915, aged 23.



Next of kin, mother, Mrs M. Dickson, “Benachie”, Beamish Street, Campsie.

Enlisted with Alfred Johnson.

Embarked August 9, 1915.

War service: Egypt; Gallipoli; France (Ypres); contracted illness; invalided to Leicester War Hospital; recovered and returned to duty.

Casualty List SMH 24/6/1918 Wounded, (Wounded at Morlancourt, June 19,1918).

Listed for return to Australia 19/10/1918.

Returned to Australia December 29,1918; discharged April 7, 1919 Died 1938.

Portrait and biography in The All Australia Memorial 1919.

Roll of Honour, Canterbury District.

Australian War Memorial record available at: https://www.awm.gov.au/people/rolls/R1836818/ [accessed 20/01/2017].

Special acknowledgement

The foundation of the information on this page was copied from the prize winning publication Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. This book is the culmination of 12 years (1988-2000) research by a team of volunteers from Canterbury and District Historical Society led by Dr Lesley Muir. Without this team's effort and dedication and the Society's willingness and support, this information would not be available today.


An uneditable version of the book Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe is in the eBook section of this wiki. In the main section, there is an alphabetical list of the 1,911 names in the book with a link to the biography copied from the book about each individual. The alphabetical list is titled Canterbury's Boys list. The biographical files are editable, created to provide the space for descendants, historians, researchers, etc to contribute any further information, photographs, newspaper articles, memories, etc. they may have discovered so it is available for this and future generations.


Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. Edited by Lesley Muir. Campsie, N.S.W. : Canterbury and District Historical Society, 2002