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Born: 1869
Died: 23 February 1917
Address: 7 Holdsworth Buildings, Eccleshill
Parents: Ernest & Ann
Spouse: Annie Elizabeth, nee Hey
Siblings: Emily, James, Wilfred, Alec
Occupation: Mechanic
Rank: L Cpl
Rolls of Honour: Eccleshill, Park & St Luke’s; Thiepval Memorial
Children: Alec, Mamie
Regiment: West Yorkshire
Gordon Dickinson
Gordon Dickinson was born in 1893 the son of Ernest and Ann Dickinson who had married in Bradford in 1869. In 1870 they were living in Highfield Road, Idle, later moving to Chapel Street, Eccleshill and by 1891 to Westgate, Eccleshill after a short spell in Rastrick. During the whole of his lifetime Ernest had worked as a stone mason. At the age of 18 years Gordon was working as a mechanic. In 1912 Gordon married Annie Elizabeth Hey who was born in
1895 and they lived at 433 Harrogate Road. They had two children Alec born in 1913 and Mamie in 1914. When war broke out in 1914 Gordon and Annie were living at 7 Holdsworth Buildings, Eccleshill and Gordon was employed as a mechanic with Messrs. James Hustler on Victoria Road, Eccleshill. Gordon enlisted on the 10th November 1914 as machine gunner
Private 13312 of the West Yorkshire (Prince of Wales Own) Regiment. After being on the Western Front for 12 months he was wounded in the head by shrapnel and later had to spend four months in hospital suffering from an acute form of rheumatism. On recovering he served as a bomber and had been four months on the Front when he was killed in action during the British involvement in the final of the Somme Offensive between
the 11th of January and the 13th of March 1917. At the time of his death he had been promoted to Lance Corporal and was 24 years of age. Gordon is either buried or remembered at the Thiepval Memorial. His effects were left to his widow Annie as his sole legatee who received a War Gratuity of £11.0.0d on the 16th December 1919. Researched and written by Jean Britteon, to whom many thanks
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