Pte. James DICKSON

Pte. James DICKSON

Male 1892 - 1916  (24 years)

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  • Name James DICKSON 
    Prefix Pte. 
    Born 27 Sep 1892  Pembroke Twp., Renfrew, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Census-Household Member 1901  Stafford Twp., Renfrew, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census-Household Member 1911  Stafford Twp., Renfrew, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Attestation Papers 22 Nov 1915 
    #177866 Pte. 87th Battalion, Canadian Grenadier Guards 
    WWI service Vimy Ridge, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Died in trenches 
    Occupation farmer 
    Died 18 Nov 1916  Vimy, Pas de Calais, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Buried Vimy Ridge, Pas de Calais, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Vimy Memorial
    Vimy, Pas de Calais
    France 
    Person ID I48781595  Whitewater Region Early Families
    Last Modified 12 Nov 2022 

    Father William DICKSON,   b. 1842, Westmeath Twp., Renfrew, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1922, Pembroke, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Ann DAVIDSON,   b. 9 Dec 1857, Beachburg, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1936, Pembroke, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 28 Dec 1874  Westmeath Twp., Renfrew, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    Family ID F16088536  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Pembroke War Memorial from the back
    Pembroke War Memorial from the back
    photographed by Fay Bennett, Nov 2022
    Greenwood Methodist Church Plaque dedicated to WWI Soldiers
    Greenwood Methodist Church Plaque dedicated to WWI Soldiers
    Photographed by Fay Bennett, Nov 2022

    Documents
    Greenwood Methodist Church Memorial Tablet unveiled
    Greenwood Methodist Church Memorial Tablet unveiled
    The Cobden Sun, Sept 23, 1920 p. 1
    Dickson, Pte. James
    Dickson, Pte. James
    The Canadian Virtual War Memorial: Veterans Affairs Canada. "The Canadian Virtual War Memorial (CVWM)." Database. Veterans Affairs Canada. www.veterans.gc.ca/eng. https://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/detail/1567192?James%20Dickson
    Dickson, Pte. James - Commonwealth War Graves Commission Certificate
    Dickson, Pte. James - Commonwealth War Graves Commission Certificate
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission. "Commonwealth War Graves Commission." Database. https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/1567192/james-dickson/

    Histories
    Dickson, Pte. James military summary
    Dickson, Pte. James military summary
    Compiled by Fay Bennett from sources listed

  • Notes  WWI service:
    • Served in 87th Battalion
      Circumstances of Death
      "Previously reported missing, believed killed, now for official purposes presumed to have died" attack on Desire Trench, Courcelette

    Census-Household Member:
    • Role: Household Member
    • Role: Household Member

    Attestation Papers:
    • Unit sailed April 23, 1916
      Occupation - farmer
      23 years, 3 mos; 5' 10" tall
      dark complexion, brown eyes and black hair

  • Sources 
    1. [S587] Census - Canada, Ontario, Renfrew Co., Stafford Twp., - 1901, Automated Genealogy, (Index to 1901 Census of Canada with Digital Images, http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/cache/index.html).

    2. [S597308] Census - Canada, Ontario, Renfrew Co., Stafford Twp., - 1901, Automated Genealogy, (Index to 1901 Census of Canada with Digital Images, http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/cache/index.html).

    3. [S598578] "Ontario Birth Registrations online at Ancestry.com", FamilyTree.Com, (Name: Subscription www.ancestry.ca;), 029568 Pembroke, Twp., Renfrew, Ontario, Canada (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S598648] Mil-Circumstances of Death Registers, First World War, Canada., (Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa. https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/Pages/home.aspx.).

    5. [S598638] Mil-WWI Personnel Records of the First World War, Canada., ( Library and Archives Canada . https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/personnel-records/Pages/search.aspx.).

    6. [S598639] Mil-Canadian Virtual War Memorial, Veterans Affairs Canada, ((www.veterans.gc.ca/eng)), ). (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S598302] Mil-Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, ((www.cwgc.org)), ). (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S491] Vital Statistics of Ontario - Renfrew County Marriages 1869-1915 Vol 1 & 2, (Transcribed by Lewis, Olga, Renfrew, Ontario, 1996).

    9. [S597803] Vital Statistics of Ontario - Renfrew County Marriages 1869-1915 Vol 1 & 2, (Transcribed by Lewis, Olga, Renfrew, Ontario, 1996).