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Name: DICKINSON, Douglas Povah DSO, OBE, MC (Brigadier)

Birth Date: 6 Nov 1886 Cardiff

Death Date: 8 Jan 1949 Guildford

First Date: 1939

Profession: Inspector-General of the KAR in 1939

Married: In Dover 1924 Frances Mildred Cracroft Wilson b. New Zealand 19 Oct 1893, d. N. Zealand 22 Oct 1958

Children: 2 dau

Book Reference: Moyse, DSO

War Service: Welch Regt.

General Information:

Web: Military career:
Dickinson was commissioned into the Welch Regiment in 1906 and served in France and Belgium during the First World War. After attending the Staff College, Camberley from 1919 to 1920, he was appointed Deputy Assistant Quartermaster-General there in 1925, Inspector of the Iraq Army in Kurdistan in 1930 and Inspector with British Military Mission attached to the Iraq Army in 1932. He went on to be Commanding Officer of the 1st Battalion of The Welch Regiment in 1934, Commandant of the Nigeria Regiment in 1936 and Inspector-General of the African Colonial Forces early in 1939. Dickinson served in the Second World War as General Officer Commanding the East Africa Force from September 1939 and as Chief of Staff of Western Command from January 1941. He retired in 1944.

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