This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
George Hubert Murray Dickson
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment:
- Service no: N/A
- Rank: Second Lieutenant
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 6th Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 27
- Date of Death: 26.10.1918
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Maing Communal Cemetery Extension
- Grave/Mem Ref no: B.14.
- Date of Birth: 03.10.1891
- Place of Birth:
Cecilia Blake Murray Dickson, Dalhousie Villa, Carnoustie
Dr George Cecil Dickson, M.D. M.O.H.
More about George Hubert Murray Dickson
George was the brother of Captain Robert Cecil Dickson, Royal Army Medical Corps, who was accidently killed 16.06.1919.
George was the son of George Cecil Dickson, Medical Officer of Health for Carnoustie. George Jr went to Calcutta in 1911. At the outbreak of war he joined the Calcutta Scottish, but early in 1917 he returned home to enlist. In August 1918 he went to France and fell in action on the 26th October. He was a former pupil of Grove Academy, Broughty Ferry and is remembered on the schools war memorial. Prior to moving to India, George was a G.P. at a practice in Strathmartine Rd, Dundee.
George Hubert Murray Dickson 2nd Lieutenant Black Watch
DICKSON―Killed in action on October 26 1918, G. Murray Dickson, 2nd Lieutenant Black Watch, aged 27, younger son of the late G. Cecil Dickson, M.D., and M.O.H., of Carnoustie, and of Mrs G. Dickson, (c/o Post Office Carnoustie).
Dundee Courier 7th November 1918
BLACK WATCH OFFICER FALLS WHILE LEADING HIS MEN.
The death in action is announced of Second Lieutenant Murray Dickson, Black Watch, who fell on October 26th while leading his platoon. He was the younger son of the late Dr Dickson, for many years Carnoustie’s Medical Officer, and of Mrs Dickson, now residing in Banff. In sporting circles, he was a general favourite, and was a most excellent tennis exponent. Deceased who was 27 years of age, served his apprenticeship to the jute industry in a Dundee office, going out to Calcutta in 1911. On the outbreak of hostilities, he joined the Calcutta Scottish, a home defence unit, but in the spring of last year came over to this country to enlist. He went to France on active service last August.
Arbroath Herald 8th November 1918
Information supplied by Gary Thomson, additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell and Karen O’Rourke
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