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  • A portrait of Harry Dickinson.
Courtesy of Worksop College.
Person Details
Birmingham
Harry was the son of Richard Henry a mechanical superintendent for the tramways and Cicely Dickinson,of 438 Shaftmoor Lane Hall Green Birmingham. Richard and Cicely had three children , Harry, Esther and Arthur. He was educated at King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Boys, Camp Hill, Birmingham. In 1911 Harry was a boarder living at St George’s Vicarage Old Hall Street Wolverhampton. He was a priest of the Church of England boarding with John Henry Hamilton also a priest and his family. Harry left £165 8s 4d to his father (Probate Record).
He was a classics master at Bridgnorth school and also a master and school chaplain at St Cuthbert's College Sparken Hill Worksop 1914 - 1915
30 Oct 1917
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Chaplain 4th Class
Army Chaplains' Department
Harry served as Chaplain to the Forces grade 4 (equivalent to Captain). He was attached to the 28th London Regiment, (Artists' Rifles). He was killed in action on 30th October, 1917 during the Second Battle of Passchendaele. He is buried in Passchendaele New British Cemetery.
The following is an extract from the Cuthbertian college magazine December 1917 issue no 3 The news of the death of the Rev.H.Dickinson came as a great shock to those of us who knew him.He was here as Chaplain from • September, 1914 to July, 1915. Feeling that he ought to resume parish work, he accepted a living near Birmingham.At the beginning of this year he obtained an Army Chaplaincy,and was attached. to the Artists' Rifles. A staunch Catholic, a devoted worker, one of the keenest supporters of the Woodard Foundation, his success as School Chaplain was assured from the first. He was one of the most lovable of men and deservedly popular with us all. By his death we feel that we have lost a trusted friend, and the School a most loyal supporter. Harry Dickinson is commemorated on the two War Memorials at Bridgnorth Grammar School (now Bridgnorth Endowed School).
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  • A portrait of Harry Dickinson.
Courtesy of Worksop College.
    Harry Dickonson - A portrait of Harry Dickinson. Courtesy of Worksop College.
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave in Passchendaele New British Cemetery  Belgium 
Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    Harry Dickinson - Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave in Passchendaele New British Cemetery Belgium Courtesy of Murray Biddle