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Colin Addison Dickeson

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Portrait of Captain Colin Addison Dickeson, Archives New Zealand, R24184703. Image may be subject to copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Captain Colin Addison Dickeson, Archives New Zealand, R24184703. Image may be subject to …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Colin Addison AWMM
  • Surname
    Dickeson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Dickenson AWMM
    • Dickerson AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 24/2128 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    20 March 1888 AWMM KaikoheNorthland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs L.E. Dickeson (wife), Orell, Victoria Avenue, Woollahra, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 24/2128 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Military Cross (MC) AWMM
    MC: London Gazette, 17 december 1917, p13185. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when cable burying operations were in danger of being stopped owing to difficulties, through to rain, mud, darkness, and enemy shelling, of getting materials formed to the work. His party preserved, and so enabling the work to proceed. (London Gazette, 23 April 1918, p4889) AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Colin Dickeson was the husband of Mrs L.E. Dickeson of Mt Albert, Auckland.

    Member of the College Rifles Rugby Football Club

    The journey the Brookers undertook to visit Lijssenthoek Cemetery began in Amsterdam. Three train transferrs were necessary to take them to the village nearest the cemetery. No taxis were available for the final 4 kms so they began walking. Fortunately a passerby offered a lift and they arrived at their destination. They express the view that this was a worthwhile journey and there was a great sense of satisfaction being there - it was a special place, beautifully maintained and it was a consolation that New Zealanders graves' were tended so carefully so far from home. A man visiting the cemetery offered to take they back to the train station for the return journey to Amsterdam. AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    26 April 1918 AWMM
    Age 30 AWMM
    SommeNorthern France AWMM
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  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM Plot 28, Row C, Grave 5 AWMM
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  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Roll of Honour, College Rifles, Rugby Union Football & Sports Club, 33 Haast Street, Remuera, Auckland AWMM
    • All Saints Church, 284 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby Auckland 1011 AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Ngaruawahia Town School - Roll of Honour 1914-1920 Public - Elli - Researcher - 9 August 2020 - Book: 'Ngaruawahia Primary, 125, 1869-1994' (History of Ngaruawahia Primary School, p28; published 1994) N.B. Shown as DICKENSON

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Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      27: 4 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 2: Includes portrait AWMM
    • The Tahitian : official souvenir of H.M.N.Z. Troopship no. 50. (1916). On board ship: Printed by Arthur Treadwell, "G" Coy, on board H.M.N.Z. Transport no. 50. AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Auckland Province (digital copy), 1914 - 1919. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2016-2. AWMM

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09 August 2020ElliWellington, NZResearcher

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