Sergeant Richard John Dickson, of 7th Queens Own Cameron Highlanders, was born in Dalmeny. His Father was a Shepherd. Richard enlisted in Glasgow in 1914, employed as a Bank Clerk in Queensferry at the time.
He was posted to France in 1915 -16, wounded in 1916 and after recovery in Aberdeen Hospital, returned to France at the end of 1916.
As part of the 15th Division, the Battalion were involved in Phases of the Arras Offensive, 9 April – 16 June 1917 -including The First and Second Battles of the Scarpe. During the Second Battle of the Scarpe, the Division captured Guemappe.This is when Richard was killed in action, on 28.4.1917, aged 22.
He is buried in Grave Ref: F.1., Tank Cemetery, Guemappe, Pas De Calais, France, and was awarded the 1914/15 Star, British War and Victory Medals.
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