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John looking for Dr John Rhodes Dickson OBE

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WDYTYALive

WDYTYALive Advisor Report 26 Feb 2014 17:22

Looking for Dr John Rhodes Dickson OBE born 1867 in Trinidad.

Believed to have joined RAMC at start of WWI. No trace until 1920.

Any information welcome.

SylviaInCanada

SylviaInCanada Report 26 Feb 2014 19:30

You may already have this .....................



this looks like him returning to the UK in the 1930s


UK, Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960 about John Rhodes Dickson

Name: John Rhodes Dickson
Birth Date: abt 1868
Age: 64
Port of Departure: Port Limón, Costa Rica
Arrival Date: 13 Jun 1932
Port of Arrival: Plymouth, England
Ports of Voyage: Amsterdam
Ship Name: Venezuela
Search Ship Database: View the 'Venezuela' in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
Shipping line: Royal Netherlands Steamship Comp



Accompanied by Daphne Helen Malcolm Dixon, age 41

Proposed Address in the UK:- 10 Lancaster Gate, Hyde Park, London

Country of Last Permanent Residence:- Trinidad



and again in 1936 ...............


UK, Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960 about John Rhodes Dickson

Name: John Rhodes Dickson
Birth Date: abt 1868
Age: 68
Port of Departure: Barbados
Arrival Date: 3 Jul 1936
Port of Arrival: Plymouth, England
Ports of Voyage: Puerto Cabello
Ship Name: Costa Rica
Search Ship Database: View the 'Costa Rica' in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
Shipping line: Royal Netherlands Steamship Company Ltd


Again accompanied by Daphne Helen Rhodes, age 48

Proposed Address in UK:- James Millr & Co, Thurntun House, 27-28 Finsbury Square, London

SylviaInCanada

SylviaInCanada Report 26 Feb 2014 19:34

again, you may have these .............

This looks him leaving the UK



UK, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960 about John Rhodes Dickson

Name: John Rhodes Dickson
Gender: Male
Age: 52
Birth Date: abt 1867
Departure Date: 23 Dec 1919
Port of Departure: London, England
Destination Port: Trinidad
Ship Name: Arzila
Search Ship Database: Search the 'Arzila' in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
Shipping line: Royal Mail Steam Packet Co
Official Number: 124097
Master: L W Bolland

Accompanied by Daphne Helen Dickson, age 31
Profession shown as Merchant
Going to Trinidad




UK, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960 about John Rhodes Dickson

Name: John Rhodes Dickson
Gender: Male
Age: 61
Birth Date: abt 1868
Departure Date: 26 Sep 1929
Port of Departure: Avonmouth, England
Destination Port: Port of Spain, Trinidad
Ship Name: Cavina
Search Ship Database: Search the 'Cavina' in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
Shipping line: Elders and Fyffes, Limited
Official Number: 147896
Master: A D Reveley

Accompanied by Daphne Helen Dickson, age 40
Last Address in UK:- 70 Lancaster Gate, London, W2
Occupation:- Med. Practitioner

SylviaInCanada

SylviaInCanada Report 26 Feb 2014 19:49

a tree on ancestry has the following information ........ and there is some documentation ..... it appears to be a more or less official tree for the Middlesex Regiment


7A.B. Middx.RV/8MiddxRVC/2V.B.Middx.Regiment
Owner: RobertJones1892


John Rhodes Dickson
Birth 26 April 1867 in Trinidad, British West Indies.
Death abt 1941 in Port of Spain, Trinidad, British West Indies.

Marriage to Daphne Helen Malcolm Sim
1919 Sep — Age: 52
Brighton, Sussex, England.





Proof of marriage from freebmd .................

Marriages Sep 1919 (>99%)

Dickson John R Sim Brighton 2b 614
Sim Daphne M Dickson Brighton 2b 614



Proof of death in approximately 1941, from ancestry


England, Andrews Newspaper Index Cards, 1790-1976 about John Rhodes Dickson

Name: John Rhodes Dickson
Publication Date: 8 Aug 1942

JOHN RHODES DICKSON, commonly called JOHN DICKSON, deceased. Notice is hereby given that after the expiration of eight days, APPLICATION will be made in the Principal Probate Registry of the High Court of Justice for the SEALING of the Probate of the Will of John Rhodes Dickson commonly called John Dickson late of No 3, Elizabeth Street, St Clair, in the City of Port of Spain, in the Island of Trinidad, British West Indies, Medical Practitioner, deceased, granted by the Supreme Court of Trinidad and Tobago on the 7th Day of November 1941
Dated this 20th Day of August 1942
Maples, Teesdale & Co, 6 Frederick's Place
Old Jewry, E.C.2
Solicitors for Hugh Teesdale and Alfred Warton Matcham both of the same address
the lawful Attorneys of the Public Trustee of Trinidad and Tobago, the Sole Executor"

(transcribed by me)

SylviaInCanada

SylviaInCanada Report 26 Feb 2014 19:54

from ancestry ...... this gives his birth date


England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966 about John Rhodes Dickson

Name: John Rhodes Dickson
Probate Date: 4 Jan 1943
Death Date: 8 Apr 1941
Death Place: Trinidad
Registry: Port of Spain

Dickson John Rhodes , otherwise John of 3 Elizabeth Street, St Clair, Port of Spain, Trinidad died 8 April 1941 at 5 Hart Street, Port of Spain. Probate [granted] to the Public Trustee of Trinidad and Tobago.
Effects £3145 4s 5d in England
Sealed [at] Llandudno 4 January 1943

SylviaInCanada

SylviaInCanada Report 26 Feb 2014 20:05

from ancestry


UK Medical Registers, 1859-1959

Dickson, John Rhodes, of Tobago, West Indies
Registered:- Feb 3 1890
Qualifications:- M.B., Mast. Surg. 1899, Univ. Edinburgh



so it looks as though he did his degrees at the University of Edinburgh

SylviaInCanada

SylviaInCanada Report 26 Feb 2014 20:06

see also


http://www.genesreunited.co.uk/boards/board/ancestors/thread/1252540


where much of this information has already been posted.

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 26 Feb 2014 22:20

http://www.genesreunited.co.za/boards/board/military_chat/thread/1337770

SylviaInCanada

SylviaInCanada Report 27 Feb 2014 01:18

I just found this information ...............




The Order of St Michael and St George: Recommendations and Approvals for the King's Birthday Honours, 1930; Sounding telegrams to Governors; Formal Approvals; and Gazetting and Listings.

Appointments of the following to be

For Order of the British Empire (Civil Division): OBE.

John Rhodes Dickson, Esq. MB. Deputy Surgeon-General and Medical Inspector of Health, Colony of Trinidad and Tobago.



johnenigma

johnenigma Report 8 Mar 2014 20:53

SilviaInCanada,
Thank you for the information that you have posted.
Most of the information I already know, especially pre and post first world war.
The information about the Middlesex Regiment is most useful. I will try and get to my local library to use Ancestry.
How do I look up somebody elses tree?
Once again Thank you.
John