DICKSON, William James
(Service number 52709)

First Rank Sergeant Last Rank


Date 15 September 1880 Place of Birth Owaka

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Clyde Street, Timaru
Occupation Storeman
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin david Murray DICKSON (father), Clyde Street, Timaru
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation
Unit, Squadron, or Ship
Date 16 November 1917
Transport Tahiti
Embarked From Destination Liverpool, Merseysiide, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

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Date 1 November 1942 Age 62 years
Place of Death Public Hospital, Timaru
Notices Timaru Herald
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 48, Plot 578
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

William James Dickson, the son of David Murray and Margaret (née McSwan) Dickson, was one of four sons who served in World War One, the others being David Murray Dickson who returned, Donald MacKenzie Dickson who was killed in action in 1915 at Gallipoli, and Millen Stuart who died of wounds in 1918 in France William married Annabella Marshall in Aberdeen, Scotland.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [02 June 2017]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [01 June 2017]; Timaru cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [02 June 2017]

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