Private William Dickson

Private William Dickson, 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. He died from wounds in Belgium, aged 30, on the 20th October 1918 during the “Advance to Victory”. He had been born in Selkirk in 1888 and was the son of William and Mary Dickson of 6 Clifton Road, Selkirk. Before enlisting in February 1916 he had worked at Dunsdale Mills, Selkirk. He is buried in Vichte Military Cemetery, Flanders, Belgium where his Headstone is inscribed ” Asleep In Jesus”. The photographs show the victorious Allies advancing against the retreating Germans during the last 100 days of the War. (The Battalion as part of the 9th ( Scottish ) Division captured the village of Vichte on the 22nd October ).

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