1880 - 3rd May 1916 (age 37)
8th Bn. London Regiment (Post Office Rifles)
The first born child of Alfred and Eliza Dickinson, George was born at Old Byland, and lived his formative years there being the eldest of seven surviving children. His father worked as an agricultural labourer and later a shepherd. By 1911, George was a rural postman living in Ingramgate, Thirsk where he was a boarder with another postman, Percival Masterman and his family. Later that year, George married Sarah Jennings at Helmsley. There followed, three children all born in Thirsk; Ronald in 1912, Joyce 1913 and Ruby 1914. George went to London to enlist into the Post Office Rifles. He died of wounds on 3rd May 1916 and is buried in northern France at Hersin Communal Cemetery Extension plot 1.B.13.
In 1919, his widow remarried in Hull to George Taylor.
George Dickinson's grave at Hersin - "To Memory Dear One Of The Best"
The information on this page was compiled by Steve Billings.
Information about George William Dickinson on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website
Information about George William Dickinson on the War Graves Photographic Project website