- Born: 19 Dec 1892, Wanganui, Manawatu, New Zealand 71,72,73
- Died: 16 May 1915, Gallipoli, , Çanakkale, Turkey at age 22 72,73
- Buried: 16 May 1915, Walkers's Ridge Cemetery, Anzac Cove, Gallipolii, Turkey 71,72,73
In Memory of
Wellington Regiment, N.Z.E.F.
who died on
Sunday 16th May 1915. Age 24. Citation: Additional Information: Son of William Samuel Dustin, of 71, Wilson St., Wanganui, Wellington, New Zealand. Commemorative Information - Cemetery:WALKER'S RIDGE CEMETERY, ANZAC, Turkey Grave Reference/Panel Number:Sp. Mem. 8. Location:Walker's Ridge Cemetery is 250 metres along a level track from the road, north of Lone Pine on the road to Hill 60, almost due east of Anzac Cove. - Historical Information:The eight month campaign in Gallipoli was fought by Commonwealth and French forces in an attempt to force Turkey out of the war, to relieve the deadlock of the Western Front in France and Belgium, and to open a supply route to Russia through the Dardanelles and the Black Sea. The Allies landed on the peninsula on 25-26 April 1915; the 29th Division at Cape Helles in the south and the Australian and New Zealand Corps north of Gaba Tepe on the west coast, an area soon known as Anzac. On 25 April, Walker's Ridge was the post of command of Brigadier-General Walker, then commanding the New Zealand Infantry Brigade. It was held by a mixed force until 27 April, when the New Zealanders took it over. A Turkish attempt to take the ridge on 30 June was repulsed by the 8th and 9th Australian Light Horse. The cemetery was made during the occupation and consists of two plots separated by 18 metres of ground, through which a trench ran. There are now 92 Commonwealth servicemen of the First World War buried or commemorated in this cemetery. 16 of the burials are unidentified and special memorials commemorate 26 soldiers known or believed to be buried in the cemetery.
Noted events in his life were:
Military: WW1 Army 10/1229, Between 1914 and 1915. 72,73