Frederick Dickenson (1889-1917)
Labourer, Central Parks
Frederick was born at Sydenham in 1889 and brought up in Peckham, south London by his father William Frederick, a navvy, and his mother, Martha. By 1901 the family had moved to 54 Daniels Road, Peckham; Frederick remained the only child. Frederick married Ada Harriet Hughes at Croydon in March 1908 and in 1911 he was termed as a general labourer living at 41 Melon Road, Peckham with Ada and their 11-month-old baby called Ruby. In March 1913, they had another child called Violet. Prior to the war, he was working for the Office of Works as a labourer in the Central Parks and the family were living at 6 Brymer Road, Albany Road, Camberwell.
It has not been possible to find details of Frederick’s war record but, it is known that he was serving as Sergeant L/21067 Frederick Dickenson, C Battery, 93 Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. He was awarded the 1914-15 Star campaign medal that was awarded to men who had served in any theatre of the First World War. In this case Frederick was serving in France where he was injured and taken to the General Hospital at Boulogne; he died of his wounds on 18 July 1917.
He is buried at Wimereux Communal Cemetery; grave reference 11.0.3.