DICKSON, Alexander Edward
(Service number 17676)

First Rank Trooper Last Rank Private


Date 1 April 1887 Place of Birth Kuri Bush, Otago

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Arowhenua Hotel, Temuka
Occupation Farm labourer
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
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 20th Reinforcements, New Zealand Mounted Rifles
Date 2 January 1917
Transport Opawa
Embarked From Destination
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Post-war Occupations


Date 13 September 1954 Age 66 years
Place of Death Invercargill
Cause Result of an accident
Memorial or Cemetery Eastern Cemetery, Invercargill
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

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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