DICKSON, Alexander Edward
(Service number 17676)
|First Rank||Trooper||Last Rank||Private|
|Date||1 April 1887||Place of Birth||Kuri Bush, Otago|
|Address at Enlistment||Arowhenua Hotel, Temuka|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Marital Status||Single. Married 12 August 1917, 49 Manor Place (Edinburgh)|
|Next of Kin||Mrs CUTTLE (friend), arowehenua Hotel, Temuka. Mrs A. E. DICKSON (wife), Edinburgh; 19 Kirkgate Market Building, Leeds|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||20th Reinforcements, New Zealand Mounted Rifles|
|Date||2 January 1917|
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Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||13 September 1954||Age||66 years|
|Place of Death||Invercargill|
|Cause||Result of an accident|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Eastern Cemetery, Invercargill|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Alexander Edward Dickson (born Alexander Edwin Dickson) was the son of John and Martha (née Palmer) Dickson. Born on 1 April 1887 at Kuri Bush, Otago, he was educated at the local school, leaving at the age of fourteen as he was “required at home”. Alexander named Mrs Cuttle, a friend, as his next-of-kin. Mr Cuttle was the hotel keeper of the Arowhenua Hotel where Alexander was living at the time of enlisting.
He died on 13 September 1954 at Invercargill, the result of an accident, and was buried in the Eastern Cemetery, Invercargill. Three brothers served in World War I, Henry Leslie Dickson being killed in action in 1917 in France.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [13 June 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [14 June 2020]; Eastern Cemetery, Invercargill headstone image & transcription (Invercargill City Council) [13 June 2020]
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