a dicks

The Manchester Regiment 1758 - 1958

1903 Singapore Photos


Private Archibald Dicks

On the 10th March 1903, after the end of the Boer War, the 1st Battalion embarked for Singapore on the SS Dilwara arriving on the 30th March at the Tanglin Barracks

This is a collection of photos from my collection from Archibald from that time

Archibald was called up for the Great war and joined the 2/6th, probably first in a training role and the going into france with the 66th Division

His service number in the great war was 6045 and then later changed to 252765 on 1917

The original pictures are mounted on card, in perfect condition

I also have some original letters to him from his family in Birmingham telling of the death of his parents and inquiring after him in Singapore

he was born in 1880.
He died 4 Feb 1946. He is buried in Brandwood End Cemetry, Birmingham B6b section grave no 1166 with his Sister and her husband.

His brother Harry was also in the Army, he was 6723 1st East Lancs

©2007 The Manchester Regiment Group