Collingwood Dickson

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Collingwood Dickson
The Battle of Sebastopol.png
Depiction of the Siege of Sebastopol
Born 20 November 1817
Died 28 November 1904 (aged 87)
Buried at Kensal Green Cemetery
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Years of service 1835 - 1877
Rank General
Unit Royal Artillery
Battles/wars Crimean War
Awards Victoria Cross
Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath
Order of Charles III
Order of Isabella the Catholic

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.


He was 36 years old, and a Lieutenant Colonel in the Royal Regiment of Artillery, British Army during the Crimean War when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC.

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.[1]

Further information[edit]

He was the son of Sir Alexander Dickson. He later achieved the rank of general. Grave/memorial at Buried at Kensal Green Cemetery, West London, England. Square 112/2. Plot 34633. Headstone.

The medal[edit]

His Victoria Cross is displayed at the Royal Artillery Museum (Woolwich, England).


  1. ^ The London Gazette: no. 22014. p. 2165. 23 June 1857. Retrieved 29 March 2015.

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Honorary titles
Preceded by
Sir John St. George
Master Gunner,
St. James's Park

Succeeded by
The Earl Roberts