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George Dyer


39th Battalion

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Quercus robur
  • Planted By: E. Tolliday
  • Plaque: 2178

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George Dyer (SN 1811) was born in Ballarat where he was living with his wife and children when he enlisted, at the age of 37, on February 29th 1916. He left Melbourne with the 39th Battalion on board the Orantes in June and by November was serving on the battlefields of France. In July the following year he was wounded in action, suffering gun shot wounds to his hand, back and left ear, which required his transfer to England for treatment and recovery. A couple of months before the Armistice he was again posted to France, only to be gassed just a week later and invalided to England once more. He returned to Australia on board the Somali in December and was discharged as 'permanently unfit' on March 22nd 1919. He died at the age of 45 in January 1923.

Lucas’s Staffs Appreciation of Brave Men, the original Avenue register, records his name as George Dwyer.

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour