A Young Soldier – Archibald Dickson 1898-1918

Archibald Dickson was my first cousin twice removed. His father and my father's maternal grandfather, Livingston Russell Dickson, were brothers. Archie, as he was known, was born in the family home at 216 Caledonian Road, Wishaw on 7 August 1898, the third son of coal miner, Robert Russell Dickson and Isabella Paterson. By 1901 the … Continue reading A Young Soldier – Archibald Dickson 1898-1918

David Russell Dickson 1864-1941

David Russell Dickson was my 2nd great uncle. His brother, Livingston was my paternal grandmother's father. I am writing about him today having stumbled over his obituary which gives me way more information about the man than I would find in the usual birth, death and marriage records. Starting from the beginning though, David was … Continue reading David Russell Dickson 1864-1941