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George Dickson

10974 Private

2nd Battalion, Royal Scots, 8th Infantry Brigade, 3rd Division

Age: 22

Date of Death: 6.12.14

Buried: Menin Gate Memorial Panel 11

Family history: Son of Mary Dickson, 25 Baxters Wynd, Falkirk, his father David having died. He had two brothers, David and William and two sisters Mary and Jeanie. Before he enlisted on 23 September 1911 he was employed as a moulder. He was promoted to Lance Corporal on 22 June 1913 however, at a Field General Courts Martial on 11 September 1914, he was tried for drunkenness on active service and sentenced to 2 months field imprisonment No.1 and reduced to the rank of Private. His brother William, who was serving with the Highland Light Infantry, was posted as missing.

The action leading to his death

The battalion was in the line opposite Petit Bois from 4 to 6 December 1914.

WW1 -The Ypres Salient Battlefields, Belgium
Linesman Map

The trenches were in poor condition. The War Diary:

George was one of the six killed in this period. He would have been buried and his body subsequently lost. His name is listed on the Menin Gate Memorial.

Medals Awarded:

1914 Star and Clasp, The British War Medal, Victory Medal.

WW1 - The Ypres Salient Battlefields, Belgium

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