Biography and Notes
1st son of Rev. Robert Bruce Dickson (vicar of Speen aforesaid 1905-23), by Grace Agnes, 3rd daughter of Rev. Clement Broughton, sometime rector of Norbury-cum-Snelston, co. Derby. Born at Cadmore End, High wycombe, 24 April and baptised there 28 May 1882. Educated at Bradfield College, Berkshire (exhibitioner), 1896-1900 and at University College, Reading 1905-7 (diploma in Agriculture).
Studied Agriculture at the Universities of Georgia and Illinios, 1909. Member of the Surveyors' Institution of London (Professional Associate, 1911, Colonial Fellow, 1921). Agriculturalist in Department of Agriculture of British south Africa Co.'s administration of Southern Rhodesia 1910-11. Assistant Director of Agriculture in Mozambique Co.'s Territories 1911-13. Farming from 1913 in Southern Rhodesia on his porperties Hoboken, nr. Umtali, and Mt. Maienji, Odzi. Moved to farm in the Vumba in the early 1940's. Retired to live at 'Kwazonwe', Hillcrest, Natal in c. 1950.