|William Drummond Scrase Dickins. 20th Regiment of Foot
Dickens was born on 29 May 1832, the son of Charles Scrase Dickins and Frances Elizabeth.
Cornet/2nd Lieutenant/Ensign - 19 August 1851
Lieutenant - 7 June 1854
Captain - 20 February 1855
Major – 20 July 1858
Lieutenant Colonel – 25 March 1859
Colonel – 1 October 1877
Dickins served with the 20th Foot during the Crimean War beginning on 26 January 1855. He was present at the siege and fall of Sebastopol.
He was entitled to the Crimean War Medal with the clasp "Sebastapol" and the Turkish Crimean Medal.
He also served India during the Mutiny seeing action at Chanda, Umeerpore, Sultanpore, the siege and capture of Lucknow, subsequent
operations in Oude and the affair at Meangunge. During the Mutiny he received a Mention in Despatches and was entitled to the Indian
Mutiny Medal with the clasp "Lucknow".
Dickins died at Cranbrook, Kent, England on 29 June 1914.
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