Black Hawk County

Pvt. Maurice A. Dickinson



Pvt. Maurice Dickinson Listed Dead

Friends here Saturday received confirmation that Pvt. Maurice A. Dickinson, 27, who lived at 320 Vermont street before he entered service in December, 1941, had been killed in action Nov. 30, 1942, in the Buna battle on New Guinea.

In July, 1942, he was believed to be missing when a box of candy which had been sent to him was returned to Waterloo stamped “missing in action.” No official word was received concerning him until Saturday.

Private Dickinson had been employed by the Associated Manufacturers, Inc. as foreman of the buffer department and was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic church.

After entering the service, he was stationed at Camp Roberts, Cal., for basic training and went overseas in the spring of 1942.

His mother, Mrs. Ida Dickinson, and his sister, Mrs. Louis Ward, both reside in Chicago now.

A brother, Louis Dickinson, paratrooper, was injured during the fighting in Italy but has now returned to active duty somewhere in the European theater.

Source: Waterloo Daily Courier, Waterloo, Iowa, Sunday, November 26, 1944, Page 15 (photo included)