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Eustace A. Dunn


59th Battalion

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Not Assessed
  • Planted By: Miss I. Biggs
  • Plaque: 2983

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Eustace Alexander Andrew Dunn was born in Adelaide and was an Accountant in Ballarat when he enlisted in the 59th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement on 6 December 1915 at the age of 41 as a 2nd Lieutenant. His unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 3 November 1916. . In July 1916 he applied for and was granted a commission, becoming a 2nd Lieutenant. On November 3rd 1916 he embarked from Sydney on the Afric and spent time in England before joining the 59th Battalion in France in April 1917. On May 10th he was wounded in action, suffering a severe gunshot wound to his arm which fractured the humerus. He was evacuated to the 3rd London General Hospital and it was not until October that he was considered fit to rejoin his unit. His arm continued to trouble him and it was not long before a Medical Board found him to be unfit for general duties. He was assigned light duties for three months, but in January 1918 he was withdrawn to England. He was found to be suffering from arteriosclerosis and returned to Australia on the Gaika, disembarking on December 29th 1918.

Tree No. 2983

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour