1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

George Dickinson

Contributed by: Peter Oxley, on 2008-11-08

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Rank
First Name George
Surname Dickinson
Year of Birth 1896
Year of Death 1959
Regiment Cheshire Regiment
Place of Wartime Residence Stockport, Cheshire

George's Story

George Dickinson fought for his country against the Germans in France in 1915 and 1916 culminating in fierce fighting at Vimy ridge in June 1916.

He was seriously wounded in an attack on 19th June but, amazingly was rescued by a young german soldier who hoist him on his back and carried him to a British Field hospital station, and promptly surrended there.

George therefore survived the conflict and was invalided out of the service and later became penpals with the gallant young German soldier after the conflict.

George Dickinson was my grandfather, who I sadly never met.

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