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Charles William Dickason

Charles William Dickason

Male abt 1883 - 1970  (~ 87 years)


  • Name Charles William Dickason  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Birth abt Feb 1883  Camberwell Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 5
    Military Service 1901 - 1902  South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location ; Cape Mounted Police  [6
    Charles William Dickason (1883-1970)
    Charles William Dickason (1883-1970)
    Scene from Boer War Days.
    Mr. C. W. Dickason, who died in Masterton last week aged 87, served in the South African Cape Mounted Police for the last period of the Boer War. Among his prized possessions was this photograph which showed him mounted on one of the police horses and in full 'trekking' uniform. [NZ local paper, Mar 1970]
    Emigration abt 1908  New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location   [6
    Marriage 1909  New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location   [3
    Ada Elinor Kincey,   b. est 1888, New Zealand? Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. abt Aug 1947, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation abt 1911 - 1919  Farmer  [2
    Residence 1911  The Grange, Clareville, Carterton, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location   [2
    Occupation abt 1913 - 1960  Carrier  [2, 6
    Residence 1914  7 Sussex St, Masterton, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location   [2
    Residence abt 1917 - 1919  Solway House, Masterton, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location   [2, 4
    Residence abt 1928 - 1969  Short St, Masterton, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location   [2
    • house number 190 in 1957 electoral register
    Charles William Dickason (1883-1970)
    Charles William Dickason (1883-1970)
    Death Mar 1970  Masterton, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location   [6
    • Boer War veteran dies in Masterton, aged 87.
      One of the last remaining links between the Wairarapa and the South African Boer War was broken this week with the death of Mr. C. W. Dickason, 87, of Masterton. Active until a few weeks before his death, Mr. Dickason was one of the last personalities of the early Wairarapa. Mr. Dickason volunteered to go to South Africa as a young man in 1901, although he did not actually take part in the war. He signed up in the South African Cape Mounted Police unit in 1901, after coming over from England, and six years later turned to New Zealand and settled in the Wairarapa. The Boer War was fought between 1899-1902.
      Back from South Africa, Mr. Dickason and his father began farming at Taratahi and, after about five years on the land, branched out into the carrying business. "They started out with an old horse and brake set-up", recalled his son, Mr. R. C. Dickason, who lives in Masterton. As times and means of transportation changed, Mr. Dickason bought Model T Fords for the business. The business, based in Masterton, was in the family until 10 years ago, when Mr. C. W. Dickason sold out. Mr. Dickason's son-in-law, Mr. A. J. Blumenthal, remembers how Mr. Dickason used to cross the Rimutaka Ranges with his horse and how he used to put bricks behind the brake so that he could have a rest. His work took him to many parts of the lower North Island, with passenger trips included in the line of work.
      Mr. Dickason always took a keen interest in the affairs of the Epiphany Church and in the Services Club. A well-known figure among members of the Wairarapa Services Club in Masterton, Mr. Dickason was the club's oldest member, and the last surviving Boer War veteran. For many years Mr. Dickason was a regular visitor to the club and many members will recall how he used to drop into the club every week for a "yarn" with the older members.
      Mr. Dickason is survived by one son, Mr. R. C. Dickason. of Masterton, Thelma (Mrs. B. McMaster, Masterton), Daphne (Mrs. A. J. Blumenthal, Masterton), and Iris (Mrs. R. H. Tatham, Carterton).
      [Wairarapa Times-Age, Fri 20 Mar 1970]
    Notes 
    • passenger on Shaw Savill "Mataroa" dep Southampton 13 Dec 1952: tourist class, dest Auckland; Charles W Dickason, 68, carrier, resid New Zealand, UK address Lamb & Star, Western Green, Thames Ditton.
    • passenger on RMS "Rangitane", dep Southampton 21 Dec 1956: class one, dest Wellington: Charles W Dickason, b 14 Oct 1884 [sic], single, retired, resid New Zealand, UK address c/o Lamb & Flag, Thames Ditton.
    Person ID I5644  Tatham | Heathcote branch | Parent of spouse
    Last Modified 30 Aug 2014 

    Family Ada Elinor Kincey,   b. est 1888, New Zealand? Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. abt Aug 1947, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years) 
    Marriage 1909  New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location   [3
    Children 
    +1. Iris Elinor Dickason,   b. 03 Jun 1924, New Zealand? Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 May 2014, Roseneath Care Home, Carterton, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    Last Modified 20 Aug 2014 
    Family ID F2034  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - abt Feb 1883 - Camberwell Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - Cape Mounted Police - 1901 - 1902 - South Africa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEmigration - abt 1908 - New Zealand Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - < - 1909 - New Zealand Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 1909 - New Zealand Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1911 - The Grange, Clareville, Carterton, NZ Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1914 - 7 Sussex St, Masterton, NZ Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - abt 1917 - 1919 - Solway House, Masterton, NZ Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - abt 1928 - 1969 - Short St, Masterton, NZ Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - Mar 1970 - Masterton, NZ Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S02] BMD Index, birth reg Camberwell, 1Q1883.

    2. [S25] Electoral Registers.

    3. [S65] Genealogy Indexes, New Zealand Marriage Index, 1909.
      Charles William Dickason = Ada Ellana Kincey

    4. [S37] Army Lists & Records, New Zealand Army WWI Reserve Rolls, 1916-1917.

    5. [S12] Passenger Lists, Rangitane, 21 Dec 1956.

    6. [S11] Newspaper, Wairarapa Times-Age, 20 Mar 1970.