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Harold Lissaman Dickinson

Portraits of South African War service personnel. St Clair Inglis, A. (c1902). Souvenir Album of the first New Zealand Contingent South African War. Auckland, N.Z.: Arthur Cleave & Co.p. 52. Image has no known copyright restrictions.
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Harold Lissaman AWMM
  • Surname
    Dickinson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    South African 127 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • Pre 14 October 1899 AWMM 5 Cranmer Square, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
    • Pre 3 April 1901 AWMM 5 Cranmer Square, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mrs Maria Kelsey Dickinson (mother), 5 Cranmer Square, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mr Edward Dickinson (father), Porter's Pass, Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    South African 127 AWMM
  • Military service
    Christs College Rifles 1904 bugler to private AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    • South Africa 14 October 1899 AWMM
      Age 24 AWMM
      Lithographer/Civilian AWMM
    • South Africa 3 April 1901 AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 6.5 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      10 stone 4 pounds AWMM
    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Lieutenant Dickinson was among the charge led by Captain Maddocks on New Zealand Hill, Cape Colony.

    He is recorded as being 5 ft 6 1/2 inches tall and wearing size 4 boots.

    Kings Medal; 1901, 1902 clasps Kimberley, Paadeburg, Driefontein, Johannesburg, Diamond Hill. Originally buried on Langverwacht Farm AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    24 February 1902 AWMM
    Age 26 AWMM
    LangverwachtOrange Free State AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Garden of Remembrance, Vrede Public Cemetery, Orange Free State, South Africa AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Ranfurly Veterans' Home, 539 Mount Albert Road, Three Kings, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Memorial clock, Ranfurly Veterans' Home, 539 Mount Albert Road, Three Kings, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Langverwacht Hill Memorial, Langverwacht Farm (near Vrede), Orange Free State, South Africa AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, South African War Memorial 1899 - 1902 AWMM

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Sources

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