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Richard John Dickinson

Male 1911 - 1975  (63 years)



  • Name Richard John Dickinson  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Birth 25 Mar 1911  Birchington Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 2, 4, 5, 6
    Residence Apr 1911  White House, Birchington Find all individuals with events at this location   [2
    Occupation abt 1930 - 1965  Army Officer  [4, 6
    • initially in the Essex Regiment and later in the RAOC. [6]
    • Dickinson, Richard John, p.s.c., o. Born 25/3/11. Essex R. 2-Lt. 29/1/31. Lt. 29/1/34. Capt. 29/1/39. (R.A.O.C. Ord. Off. 4th Class 1/9/39 to 31/8/42). R.A.O.C. Capt. (& Ord. Off. 4th Class to 20/4/44) 1/9/39 (1/9/42). (Maj. & Ord Off. 3rd Class; actg. 27/12/40 to 26/3/41; temp. 27/3/41 to 30/4/42). [War Subst. Maj. (& Ord. Off. 3rd Class to 20/4/44) 1/5/42]. Maj. 1/7/46. [Lt.-Col. (& Ord. Off. 2nd Class to 20/4/44); actg. 1/2/42 to 30/4/42; temp. 1/5/42 to 15/2/47 & 1/2/49 to l/11/51]. Lt.-Col. 2/11/51. (actg. Col. 28/9/46 to 27/11/46). D.A.D.O.S. H.Q. Southern Comd. 27/12/40 to 31/1/42, A.D.O.S. H.Q. 8 Base Sub. Area 21/2/44 to 18/3/45. A.B.O.S. H.Q. Brit. Tps. Palestine 12/4/45 to 8/6/45. A.D.O.S. G.H.Q. M.E.L.F. 9/6/45 to 15/12/46. Instr. R.M.A. Sandhurst 1/3/47 to 21/12/48. A.D.O.S. H.Q. Singapore Base Dist, 4/7/51 to 30/6/52. A.D.O.S.- H.Q. N. Comd. 28/7/54 to 27/5/56. A.D.O.S., H.Q., London Dist. 2/10/59. [Army Gradation List 1961]
    Marriage abt Feb 1935  Marylebone Find all individuals with events at this location   [3, 6
    Louise Unity Frances Farrer,   b. 27 Apr 1913, Amesbury Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1996, Spain? Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Post/Rank/Title 1942 -  Lieut-Colonel  [4, 6
    Residence 1971 -  Moraira, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location   [6
    • previously in Germany and Cyprus
    Death 1975  Spain Find all individuals with events at this location   [5, 6
    Person ID I5595  Tatham | Richmond branch | Spouse
    Last Modified 12 Aug 2014 

    Father Arthur Thomas Searle Dickinson,   b. 07 Mar 1875, Oystermouth Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Nov 1915, Ctesiphon, Mesopotamia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Mother Eileen Constance Kirwan,   b. 17 Dec 1877, Colchester Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1946, Lymington & District Hospital, Lymington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Marriage abt Aug 1905  Fareham Find all individuals with events at this location   [7, 8
    Notes 
    • also resid Apr 1911: Arthur's mother Louisa Elizabeth, widow, 60 b Cape Town; son William Arthur Kirwan Dickinson, 2 b Quetta; + 4 serv.
    • - eldest son William Arthur Kirwan Dickinson, born Quetta 1909, died at sea on war service, Dunkirk, 29 May 1940; marr Margaret Mary;
      - youngest son Patric Thomas Dickinson, born Nasirabad 26 Dec 1914, died Rye 28 Jan 1994; marr Lyme Regis 19 Dec 1945 to Sheila Dunbar Shannon; 2 ch.
      [Quintus Dickinson family tree on ancestry.com accessed 07 Aug 2014]
    Family ID F2022  Family Group Sheet

    Family Louise Unity Frances Farrer,   b. 27 Apr 1913, Amesbury Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1996, Spain? Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Marriage abt Feb 1935  Marylebone Find all individuals with events at this location   [3, 6
    • Marriage listed twice in BMD index: reg Marylebone 1Q1935; reg Andover 3Q1936; cf her parents' marriage.
    Children 
    +1. Living
     2. Living
    Last Modified 10 Aug 2014 
    Family ID F2021  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 25 Mar 1911 - Birchington Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1911 - White House, Birchington Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - < - abt Feb 1935 - Marylebone Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - abt Feb 1935 - Marylebone Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1971 - - Moraira, Spain Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 1975 - Spain Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S02] BMD Index, birth reg Thanet, 2Q1911.

    2. [S01] Census, UK, 1911.
      age < 1m b Birchington

    3. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg Marylebone, 1Q1935.

    4. [S37] Army Lists & Records, Army Gradation List, 1961.

    5. [S02] BMD Index, death reg Madrid, 1975.
      age 64
      GRO deaths abroad indices 1966-1994

    6. [S03] Family Members, PJKD.

    7. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg Fareham, 3Q1905.

    8. [S01] Census, UK, 1911.
      marr 5 yrs