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David Dweske


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Serial No. 416

36th Battalion


David Dweske - Information

David Dweske was born in Campbelltown c1897. When the war began, he was living in Gerrigong and working as a farmer. At the age of 19, he decided to enlist, joining up at Liverpool on the 11th of January 1916. Posted to C Company, 1st Battalion at Liverpool, he was then transferred to B Company Rifle Battalion, and then as a Private to the 36th Battalion.

David left Sydney Harbour on the 13th of May 1916 aboard the HMAT Beltana. He arrived in England, undergoing further training at Larkhill Camp. David proceeded to France in late November. He was not in the lines long, when he was wounded in action on the 31st of January 1917. David was evacuated to hospital in England with a gun shot wound to the face. He was hit in his left check, fracturing his jaw. After an extensive convalescence, David was invalided to Australia aboard the HT Corinthic due to his wound. Unfortunately, his injury caused substantial visible scarring. David arrived in Australia in March 1918. After the war he married, and passed away in 1942.