Born: 1891, Bombay, India.

Died: 26th October 1914; age 23; KiA.

Enlistment Location: Woolwich, Kent; Date: 10th January 1907.

Date of Entry Therein: 15th August 1914.


Rank: Acting Bombardier: Service Number: 43920.

Regiment: Royal Horse Artillery, ‘E’ Battery.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star + Clasp.


Memorial Reference:

Panel 5 & 9.

Ypres (Menin Gate), Memorial,

West Vlaanderen,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Mrs. Dickson, of 438, Lower Addiscombe Road, Croydon, Surrey.




1911   India.


Francis was 19 years old, a Trumpeter in the Royal Horse Artillery, ‘G’ Battery.


Francis’s family:

Father – John Dickson, born 1850, Devonport, Devon. A Captain in the Indian Army – Ordnance Depot.

Mother – Esther Dickson (nee Murch), born 1861, Woolwich, Kent.

Brother – William John Dickson, born 1879, Bombay, India.

Brother – George Henry Dickson, born August 1888, Aden, Bombay, Inda.

Brother – Alfred Charles Dickson, born 1899, Quetta Resident, Bengal.


Soldiers’ Effects and Will in favour of Miss Mabel Reeve – of 191, Ranelagh Road, Ipswich.


Francis is also remembered on the St. Nicholas Congregational Church war memorial, once sited at St. Nicholas Street, Ipswich.




Royal Horse Artillery:


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