Monday, 27 April 2015

Dickinson, Richard Harland - Staff Quartermaster Sergeant

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Royal Army Ordnance Corps
Died 25 January 1944
Age 26

Staff Quartermaster Sergeant Richard Dickinson was killed in a an accident at Shane's Castle, County Antrim, Northern Ireland.

Richard was the son of John and Alice Dickinson and the husband of Freda. They had a son and a daughter. He was aged 26. He attended Accrington Grammar School until 1935 when he started work with Accrington Corporation as a clerk in the Transport Department. He joined the RAOC in October 1939. He went with the British Expeditionary Force to France and was evacuated from Dunkirk in May 1940.

Richard's body was brought home and he was interred in Accrington Cemetery on Monday 31 January. Amongst the many floral tributes from family and friends were wreaths from Accrington Corporation Transport Department, and the officers, NCO's and men of 26 Ammunition SubDepot, RAOC. Richard lies in Section D, Plot J, Grave 155.
N.B. Richard's brother John also died on active service in October 1944.