Depiction of the Siege of Sebastopol
|Born||20 November 1817
|Died||28 November 1904 (aged 87)
|Buried at||Kensal Green Cemetery|
|Years of service||1835 - 1877|
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General Sir Collingwood Dickson VC GCB (20 November 1817 – 28 November 1904) was a recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.
On 17 October 1854 at Sebastopol, the Crimea, when the batteries had run short of powder, Lieutenant Colonel Dickson displayed great coolness and contempt of danger in directing the unloading of several waggons of the field battery which were brought up to the trenches to supply the want. He personally helped to carry the powder-barrels under heavy fire from the enemy.
His Victoria Cross is displayed at the Royal Artillery Museum (Woolwich, England).
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