23rd August 1938

Explorer Major General Edward Thompson Dickson dies

St Helier-born Edward Dickson saw much of the world at a time when travel was a far more arduous process than it is today. He was educated at both Cheltenham College and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, and fought in several battles in Sudan. Upon returning to the UK mainland, he was appointed to command the 1st Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment.

At the turn of the century, he was appointed to Barbados and spent four years in the West Indies before becoming General Officer commanding forces in West Africa. The latter part of his career was spend establishing and commanding various Territorial Army units and his death in 1938 came at the end of a long – 26 years – retirement in Tunbridge Wells.


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