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03 Mar 1899
Nottingham
Herbert Mackintosh Dickinson was born in 1899 in Nottingham and was the son of Herbert Andrew Dickinson, schoolmaster, and Johanna Dickinson of 134 Portland Road Nottingham. His father Herbert Andrew Dickinson was born in 1857 in Shotenbrook, Berkshire, his mother Johanna was born in 1860 in Edinburgh, they were married in C1885 and had 5 children, sadly one was to die in infancy or early childhood, their surviving children were all born in Nottingham and were, Christine Mabel b1886, Harold Craig b1890, Ernest Arthur b1894, and Herbert Mackintosh b1899. In the 1911 census the family were living at 134 Gregory Boulevard, Nottingham and were shown as Herbert Andrew 54 yrs a school master, he is living with his wife Johanna 51 yrs and their children, Christine Mabel 25 yrs no occupation listed, Harold Craig 21 yrs a warehouse man in the lace trade, Ernest Arthur 17 yrs a warehouseman in the lace trade, Herbert Mackintosh 11 yrs a scholar, also living with the family is Rachel Hall 16 yrs a domestic servant.
Member of All Saints Church, Raleigh Street, Nottingham. Educated at Stanley Road Junior School then at High Pavement School. (11 September 1911-30 April 1915). Started work as a clerk. Employed by John Player and Sons.
10 Jul 1918
19
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Lieutenant
22nd Sqdn Royal Air Force
Eighteen year-old Bristol Fighter pilot, Lieutenant Herbert Mackintosh Dickinson, 22 Squadron Royal Air Force, Obtained a commission in December 1917. He was killed in action on 10th July 1918. He is buried in Pont-du-Hem Military Cemetery, La Gorgue. His observer, Lieutenant M. H. K. Kane, M.C., survived to be taken prisoner. Buried in Pont du Herm Military Cemetery La Gorgue (grave ref IV.E.23).
All Saints Church News, November 1918: 'Herbert Dickinson, 134 Portland Road, Lieutenant RAF, killed in action July 10th 1918, age 19. Educated at High Pavement School. Obtained his commission December 1917. He was a regular communicant of All Saints.' Article published 26th September 1918 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “LIEUT. H. M. DICKINSON, R.A.F., who was killed in action on July 10th, was the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Dickinson, 134, Portland-road, Nottingham. He received his training in the Nottingham University O.T.C. under Capt. Trotman, and obtained a commission in the Royal Air Force in November of last year. He graduated as a scout pilot, and proceeded to the western front in June, being shot down and killed less than a month later.” Above article is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918 His brother Harold Craig Dickinson also served during the 'Great War' he served as a Private soldier in the Leicestershire Regiment and landed in France on 29th July 1915. He later transferred to the Machine Gun Corps and received a commission on 26th October 1917. He survived the war.
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