Private Thomas Dickson

Private Thomas Rutherford Dickson, ( thought to be ) 2nd Battalion, Scots Guards. He was killed in action in France, aged 33, on the 29th September 1915 during the Battle of Loos and is commemorated on the Loss Memorial, Dud Corner, Loos, France. He had been born in Lauder, Berwickshire and was the son of Violet and the late Alexander Dickson of Alyth, Perthshire. He had enlisted as a Regular soldier and had served in the second Anglo Boer War in South Africa and as a reservist was mobilised in August 1914 whilst working in Musselburgh as a mason. He was reported as being killed by a sniper.

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