Collingwood Dickson (20/11/1817 – 28/11/1904) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the Crimean War in 1854.
The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of Issue: 22014, Page: 2165, reads:
“Royal Artillery, Colonel Collingwood Dickson, C.B. Date of Act of Bravery, 17th October, 1854 .
For having, on the 17th October, 1854, when the batteries of the Right Attack had run short of powder, displayed the greatest coolness and contempt of danger, in directing the unloading of several wagons of the Field-Battery, which were brought up to the trenches to supply the want; and having personally assisted in carrying the powder barrels under a severe fire from the enemy.”
Born in Valenciennes, France, on 20/11/1817, He died in London on 28/11/1904 and is buried in Kensal Green Cemetery in London.
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