Private James Dickson

Private James Dickson, 2nd Battalion, Scots Guards. He died from wounds in France on the 29th March 1915 aged 32. He had been born in Selkirk in 1881 and was the son of the late John Dickson and Margaret Dickson and the husband of Annie Dickson of Killam, Alberta, Canada. He had been employed as a gardener in Midlothian when he enlisted as a Regular Soldier in the Scots Guards from about 1902 before emigrating to Canada in 1912. As a Reservist he was recalled to his Regiment in August 1914. and landed at Zeebrugge in October 1914. On the 26trh March the Battalion was out of the line when shells wounded 3 men at La Gorgue one of whom was Private Dickson. Hit in the stomach he died three days later in a casualty clearing station at Laventie and was buried in Rue-Du-Baquerot ( 13th London ) Graveyard, Laventie, France. ( The Memorial has his Regiment as the K.O.S.B. ).

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