b. ? d. ?
DATE OF EM ACTION: 13-14/02/1908 Glencoe Colliery, Natal, South Africa.
Little is known about the life of William Dickson other than his actions in the Glencoe Colliery in Natal, South Africa in February 1908.
On the 13th and 14th of February, 1908, a series of destructive explosions took place in the Glencoe Colliery, Natal, in the course of which a large number of Europeans and natives lost their lives. The above named showed most conspicuous gallantry in descending the shaft with various rescue parties, and William Nicol Muir lost his life in endeavouring to save the lives of others.
BURIAL LOCATION: UNKNOWN.
LOCATION OF MEDAL: UNKNOWN.