Reginald George Dickson

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History

NAA: B2455, DICKSON G R Reginald Dickson was born at Steiglitz near Geelong. His father, George Dickson, was a miner. Reginald was a 21 year old driver of Daylesford when he enlisted during World War One on 16 September 1915 at Melbourne. [1]

Military Experience

Sapper (531) Reginald Dickson was a member of the 2nd Tunnelling Company.[2] He disembarked at Marseilles, France on 05 May 1916, and from their travelled to Hazebrouck by train on 08 May 1916. He was wounded in the right leg in France on 23 August 1916, and embarked for England on the Dieppe at Calais. He entered hospital in Colchester on 26 August 1916 with the wound being described as severe. He rejoined his unit on 19 October 1916. On 17 January 1917 he was marched from hospital to Parkhouse after being absent without leave.. On 05 February 1917 he joined Base from England.on 19 February 1917 he was marched out to join 2nd Australian Tunnelling Company.[3]

From 10 April 1919 to 21 July 1919 Reginald Dickson was granted leave with pay and sustenance fees for non-military employment - motor driving attending Mansions Motor Co., 78 York Street, Westminster, London. His employment included motor driving and repairs. [4]

On 20 July 1919, while in England, Reginald Dickson married Marie Silvester at St Andrew's Parish Church, Stockwell at which time they were both living at 18 Burgoyne Road, Stockwell. Sapper Dickson returned to Australia on the Port Napier leaving England on 21 December 1919. He was discharged on 21 April 1920.[5]

See also

2nd Tunnelling Company

Daylesford

References

  1. http://recordsearch.naa.gov.au NAA: B2455, Dickson, G R
  2. Research by Damian Finlayson
  3. http://recordsearch.naa.gov.au NAA: B2455, Dickson, G R
  4. http://recordsearch.naa.gov.au NAA: B2455, Dickson, G R
  5. http://recordsearch.naa.gov.au NAA: B2455, Dickson, G R

Other links

http://static.awm.gov.au/images/collection/bundled/RCDIG1067112.pdf

https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/ViewImage.aspx?B=3506575


--Cgervasoni (talk) 23:08, 29 April 2014 (EST)

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