Thursday, 14 August 2008

Private Edward Dickson

Born on 31 August 1888 in Blackshields, Midlothian, Scotland - cousin of John Douglas, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Toronto, Ontario, trade as car conductor, single, no current military service, previously served three years with the Midlothian Battery, RFA, Scotland, Presbyterian, height of 5 feet 8 inches, chest of 37 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, brown eyes, dark brown hair.

Joined the 126th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 3 March 1916 (number 775930) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - wounded on 1 November 1917 - died on 5 November 1917 of wounds received that day - buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery (grave XXI.GG.14A), Belgium.

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