David Taylor Dickson

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 16668
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers
  • Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 19
  • Date of Death: 30.07.1915
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Lillers Communal Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: IV.A.5.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 3 Baffin Street, Dundee
  • Occupation: Apprentice Plater, Caledon Shipyard, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Elizabeth Dickson, 3 Baffin St, Dundee

  • Father:

    George Dickson, 3 Baffin St, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    George, William (Will) Helen (Nell) Elizabeth (Liz) & Georgina (Ena)

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about David Taylor Dickson

DUNDEE FOOTBALLER KILLED.

Mr George Dickson, ship-plater, 3 Baffin Street, Dundee, has received official intimation of the death from wounds in France of his son, Private David Dickson of the 2nd Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers.

Private Dickson was severely wounded on 30th July and died in hospital the same evening.  Only nineteen years of age, he enlisted in January, and left for the front in May.  He was formerly employed as an apprentice ship-plater in the Caledon Yard.  The deceased soldier was a prominent member of the Cardcan Football Club.

Dundee Courier 4th August 1915

David is also remembered on the St Andrews Parish Church War Memorial, King St, Dundee.

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell, further additional information kindly supplied by David’s great nephew Alasdair Napier.

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