Dickenson, Aubrey Greville Newton


He was the son of the Reverend Lenthall Greville Dickenson, DSO (later Trotman-Dickenson) and Sybil Francis Dickenson of Bishop’s Court, Alresford and came to Winchester from Twyford School. His brother, Edward Newton Dickenson MC was also in Fearon’s from 1909-1914.

He passed into Sandhurst in June 1914 and was gazetted to the 2nd Battalion King’s Royal Rifle Corps the following June, proceeding to France shortly afterwards. In February 1916 he was promoted to Lieutenant and at the beginning of March was at the Lewes Gun School.

He died of wounds at Bethune on 1st July 1916, the first day of the Battle of the Somme, and lies in grave III.K.26 of the Bethune Town Cemetery.  He was posthumously promoted to Captain.    He is commemorated on the Downton, Wiltshire war memorial.

War: World War 1

  • Surname: Dickenson
  • Forenames or initials: Aubrey Greville Newton
  • House: D
  • Years in School: 1910-1913
  • Rank: Captain
  • Regiment: King's Royal Rifle Corps
  • Date of Birth: 25th October 1896
  • Date of Death: 1st July 1916
  • How Died: Died of Wounds
  • Location in War Cloister: Outer F4
  • Decoration: NA
  • Burial Site: BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY: Grave III.K.26