This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
Norman Ferguson Dixon Stocks
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- Rank: Captain
- Awards: Mentioned in Dispatches
- Regiment/Service: Machine Gun Corps
- Unit/Ship: 64th Company
- Place of Death: Belgium
- Age at Death: 22
- Date of Death: 05.10.1917
- Burial Country: Belgium
- Cemetery: Menin Road South Military Cemetery
- Grave/Mem Ref no: II.L.1.
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- Address: 'Fergusbank' 14 Craigie Tce, Dundee
Thomas C. Stocks, 14 Craigie Tce, Dundee
Jeanie C. Stocks, Fergusbank, 14 Craigie Tce, Dundee
More about Norman Ferguson Dixon Stocks
Norman Stocks was in France when war broke out. Returning home he enlisted as a private in the Lothian and Border Horse. Six months afterwards he received a commission in the Black Watch and went to the front in May 1915. Captain Stocks was mentioned in Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig’s Despatch of 7th November 1917 for “gallant and distinguished service in the field”.
Norman Armstrong Stocks Captain Machine Gun Corps
DUNDEE OFFICER DIES OF WOUNDS.
Norman Armstrong Stocks, who has died of wounds, was the youngest son of Mr Thomas C. Stocks, Craigie Terrace, Dundee. He was 22 years of age, and was educated at Morgan Academy and Edinburgh Academy.
When war broke out he was in France, but returned immediately to enlist in the Lothian and Border Horse. Six months later he received his commission in the Black Watch, and went to France with his battalion in May, 1915. While in France he was seconded to the Machine Gun Corps.
During his two years and eight months of active service he took part in the actions at La Bassee, on the Somme, at Arras, and at Ypres. Two months ago he was promoted Captain, and was in command of a Machine Gun Company.
Dundee Courier 12th October 19
For reasons unknown this man is listed on C.W.G.C. as Norman Ferguson Dixon
Information supplied by Gary Thomson, additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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