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Place of Birth: Burton-in-Lonsdale, Yorkshire
Service No: G/66869
Regiment / Corps / Service: Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 17th (Service) Battalion. (Empire)
Division: 2nd Division
Date of Death: 1918-03-18
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Addenda
CWGC Cemetery: ---
CWGC Memorial: ARRAS MEMORIAL
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: BURTON-IN-LONSDALE, YORKSHIRE
Local War Memorial: HIGH BENTHAM, YORKSHIRE
Local War Memorial: LOW BENTHAM, YORKSHIRE
John Dickinson (born 21 June 1897) was the son of William and Elizabeth Dickinson, née Masheter. William was born at Meathop and Elizabeth at Cinderbarrow, Beathwaite Green near Levens, Westmorland.
1901 Burton-in-Lonsdale, Yorkshire Census: Sun Inn, Duke Street - John Dickinson, aged 3 years, born Burton-in-Lonsdale, son of Wm and Eliz Dickinson.
1911 Low Bentham, Yorkshire Census: Stone Gate Cottage - John Dickinson, aged 13 years, born Burton-in-Lonsdale, Yorkshire, son of William and Elizabeth Dickinson.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte John Dickenson, GS/66869, R. Fus.
British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte John Dickenson G/66869, 32/R. Fus. 5.7.17 to 17.2.18. 17/R. Fus. 18.2.18 to 18.3.18. D. P. 18.3.18. Theatres of war in which served: 1(a) [France and Belgium].
Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte John Dickenson, 66869, 17 R. Fus. Date and Place of Death: 18.3.18 assumed dead. To whom Authorised: Father - William. Amount Authorised: £10. Includes War Gratuity: £4 10s. 0d.
John is commemorated on the Midland Railway War Memorial at Derby.
John was accepted by the CWGC as a casualty of the Great War in September 2018.
A short biography of John is included in: ‘Bentham’s Part in the Great War 1914-18’ by Allan and Marilyn Hartley (2019).
Data Source: Local War Memorial
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 2nd Division
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