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Vernon Samuel Dickinson

In memory of:

Gunner Vernon Samuel Dickinson

April 27, 1918

Étaples, France

Military Service


Service Number:

348804

Age:

20

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Field Artillery

Division:

3rd Bde.

Additional Information


Born:

July 3, 1897
Port Hope, Ontario

Enlistment:

February 22, 1916
Kingston, Ontario

Son of Samuel S. and Margaret J. Dickinson, of Port Hope, Ontario. Private Dickinson was a natural born mechanic and could make anything. He constructed a wireless telegraphic outfit at his home, making the greater part of it himself, from which messages could be plainly heard from Toronto. He was compelled to take the outfit down when war was declared.

Commemorated on Page 397 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

XXXII. G. I.

Location:

Etaples is a town about 27 kilometres south of Boulogne. The Etaples Military Cemetery is to the north of the town, on the west side of the road to Boulogne.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Circumstances of death registers– Source: Library and Archives Canada. CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS, FIRST WORLD WAR. Surnames: Deuel to Domoney. Microform Sequence 28; Volume Number 31829_B016737. Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 172. Page 353 of 1084.
  • Photo of Vernon Dickinson– Book of Remembrance (A record of the men of Port Hope who participated in the Great War of 1914-1918)" by James A. Elliott, Chairman of Committee, Port Hope, Jan 1, 1919 (Transcribed by Peter Bolton 2001)

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