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Sir Collingwood Dickson
Birth: Nov. 20, 1817
Death: Nov. 28, 1904

British Army General, Crimean War Victoria Cross Recipient. He received the award from British Queen Victoria on June 26, 1857 at Hyde Park, London, England (the first investiture of the Victoria Cross), for his actions as a lieutenant colonel in the Royal Regiment of Artillery, British Army, on October 17, 1854 during the Siege of Sebastopol, Crimea, during the Crimean War. Born in Valencinnes, France, his father was a British Army General and his paternal grandfather was a British Navy Admiral. Following his education at the Royal Military Academy in Woolwich, London, England, he joined the British Royal Artillery and became a lieutenant in December 1835. From June 1854 until July 1855 he served in the Crimean War, during which he won the Victoria Cross for gallantry. In June 1876 he was promoted to the rank of lieutenant general followed in October 1877 with a promotion to the rank of general. He died in London, England at the age of 87. His Victoria Cross citation reads: "On 17 October 1854 at Sebastopol, the Crimea, when the batteries had run short of powder, Lieutenant Colonel Dickson displayed great coolness and contempt of danger in directing the unloading of several waggons of the field battery which were brought up to the trenches to supply the want. He personally helped to carry the powder-barrels under heavy fire from the enemy." His other medals and awards include the Companion, Order of the Bath, the Knight Grand Cross, Order of the Bath, the Crimean War Medal (with Alma, Inkermann, and Sebastopol clasps), the French Knight, Legion of Honour (5th class), the Turkish order of the Medjdieh (2nd class), the Spanish Knight Grand Cross, Order of Charles III, the Spanish Knight, Order of Isabella the Catholic, The Gold Cross for the Capture of Morella and Berga (1840), and the Turkish Crimean Medal. His Victoria Cross and other medals are on display at the Royal Artillery Museum in Woolwich. (bio by: William Bjornstad) 
Family links: 
  Collingwood Alma Dickson (1854 - 1927)*
  William Dickson (1857 - 1890)*
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Kensal Green Cemetery
Kensal Green
London Borough of Brent
Greater London, England
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Remembering my great-great grandfather.
- Betty Jo Dickson Wimer Robinson
 Added: Mar. 8, 2017
Thank you for your courage and valor in time of battle. May you rest in peace.
- William Bjornstad
 Added: Oct. 26, 2015

- R I P
 Added: Nov. 28, 2014
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