b. 18/02/1893 Irvinebank, Queensland, Australia. d. 24/07/1965 Brisbane, Australia.
He was 25 years old, and a Driver in the 15th Battalion (Queensland & Tasmania), Australian Imperial Force during the First World War when, during the Battle of Hamel, the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC.
On 4 July 1918 at Hamel Wood, France, when determined resistance was coming from an enemy strong-point which was also protected by strong wire entanglements, Private Dalziel, armed only with a revolver, attacked an enemy machine-gun. He killed or captured the entire crew and, although severely wounded in the hand, carried on until the final objective was captured. He twice went over open ground under heavy artillery and machine-gun fire to obtain ammunition and, suffering from loss of blood, continued to fill magazines and serve his gun until wounded in the head.
LOCATION OF MEDAL: AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL, CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA.
BURIAL PLACE: MOUNT THOMPSON CREMATORIUM, BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA. ASHES SCATTERED IN GARDEN OF REMEMBRANCE
Henry Dalziel's medals including VC on display at Australian War Memorial (Memorials to Valour)
Le Hamel Memorial (Thomas Stewart)
Freemasons Memorial, London (Brian Drummond)