Dickson, Harry: Service no. 53080

Digitized Service Record

Brother to Charles H. Dickson of the 18th Battalion.

Notes:  Attestation papers on web at LAC show his rank as a captain. The attestation papers have a notation on the as a ‘lieut.’ and the 18th Battalion Nominal Roll (1915) has his rank as a Lance-Sergeant.

He gave a sermon in London, Ontario.

Advertiser Cup Going to the Front London Advertiser December 14 1914 Page 3
Source: London Advertiser. December 14, 1914. Page 3.

Further, the following quotation was found at (SOURCE):

“Sergeant Dickson of the 18th Battalion Canadian Infantry was, until enlistment, a pastor at the Methodist Episcopal Church in Cleveland City, Ohio and was invited to lead a service from the pulpit in the Grace Hill Wesleyan Church, Folkestone.”

The source reference is:  Folkestone Library, Soldier In The Pulpit, Folkestone & Hythe Sandgate Cheriton Herald, 29/5/1915, p6.

Source: Folkestone Herald, 29th May 1915. Via Andrew Taylor, 18th Battalion Facebook Group.

Later served as a Y.M.C.A representative for the 3rd Brigade achieving the rank of Honourary Captain.

Dickson, Harry attestation papers 1Dickson, Harry attestation papers 2

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