1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

Richard Dickens

Contributed by: Brenda Hooper, on 2008-11-08

Richard Dickens
First Name Richard
Surname Dickens
Year of Birth 1897
Year of Death 1962
Regiment Royal Field Artillery
Place of Wartime Residence Shepherds Bush, London, Greater London

Richard's Story

Served as a gunner in the Royal Artillery, possibly serving in France and Belgium, manned the 25 pounder guns

Other memories

Evelyn Clark 2008-11-09

Alfred Edward Dickens (bottom left in picture) Borm 1884 died 1969 served in the Ambulance corps

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Evelyn Clark 2008-11-09

Horace Dickens (Pictured 2nd Row Right) Served in the Norfolk Regiment as a Machine Gunner posted as missing at Longueval on 3/8/1916 Presumed killed in action and is remembered on the memorial at Thiepval.

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linda bryan (Dickens), New Malden, Surrey 2008-11-18

Linda is the grandaughter of Alfred, Richards brother as is Evelyn Clark who has submitted the information on Alfred and Horace. There are also 2 other sisters and one brother. Alfred has three survivng children May, Prudie and Alfred.

The family would very much like to contact Brenda Hooper, to see what the family connection is. The four other brothers pictures will also be posted on the Wall. We also have the story from the paper.

Richard was involved in the battles of the Somme, Arras, Quentin, Neuve Chapelle, Loos, Armentieeres and the advance into Germany in 1918, he was demobilized in 1919. It is known that Richard was living at 8 Melina Road, Sheperds Bush in the war years.

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Anonymous 2008-11-27

Richard was a leading Horseman in control of 6 horses pulling a Gun Carriage.

He suffered a dose of Mustard Gas.
Richard was reported to have served in a place called 'Albere' in the war and named his eldest son Albert after this place.
Brenda is the Grandaughter of Richard and the Eldest Daughter of Albert. Brenda would also like to contact Evelyn and Linda re their family History.

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