Sergeant John Dick, M.M.

Sergeant John Dick, M.M., 43rd ( Cameron Highlanders of Canada ), Battalion, Canadian Infantry. He was killed in action in France, aged 25, on the 1st October 1918 during the “Advance to Victory”. He had been born in Galashiels and was the son of Peter and Minnie Dick formerly of Galapark Road, Galashiels who had emigrated to Canada in 1912. Before then he had served his apprenticeship in Bank Street, Galashiels and was working as a barber in Shoal Lake, Manitoba when he enlisted in March 1916. In 1916 he had married Mary Dick in Shoal Lake. After arrival in France with the 226th (Men of the North) Battalion in August 1918 he was posted to the 43rd Battalion where he earned his Military Medal for gallantry in the field. He was killed by shellfire near Tilloy and is buried in Crest Cemetery, Fontaine-Notre Dame, Cambrai, France where his Headstone is inscribed ” Sweet Is The Thought that Some Day We’ll Meet Kneeling Together At Jesus Feet “. ( His two brothers George and William also died during the War ).The photos show Allied troops advancing after the retreating German Army during the final 100 days of the War.

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