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VC11   Sir Collingwood Dickson

BORN  20 November 1817

DIED   28 November 1904  AGE   87

VC Won 17 October 1854  AGE 36

Place VC Won  Sebastopol, Crimea

War/Campaign  Crimean War

Name   Sir Collingwood Dickson   No.             

VC Issue No.   11   Awards   VC   GCB

Regiment   Royal Regiment of Artillery



Rank VC Won   Lieutenant-Colonel

Rank End Of Career   General

Place Of Birth   Valenciennes, France

Place Of Death   London, England

Buried/Location Ashes  Kensal Green Cemetery, Harrow Road, London, England


Date Buried/Cremated        

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Square 112/2, Plot 34633

Gazetted 23 June 1857

VC Presented   26 June 1857 by Queen Victoria at Hyde Park, London, England


P  Headstone Kensal Green Cemetery, Harrow Road, London, England

P  Name on Royal Artillery VC memorial at Royal Garrison church of St George Woolwich

P  Named on Memorial Board, Old College, Royal Military College, Sandhurst, Camberley, Surrey

By The Way…

First VC awarded to the Royal Artillery

VC Held By

Royal Artillery Regiment Museum, Old Royal Military Academy, Red Lion Lane, Woolwich, London, England



VC 10 VC 12

As a lieutenant colonel in the Royal Artillery, he not only directed but helped unload ammunition wagons under very heavy fire, the powder kegs needed for forward guns in the siege of Sebastopol.

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