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Cedric Dickens family memorial cross to Maj Cedric Charles Dickens.

Cedric Charles Dickens was a grandson of the novelist. Commissioned in the London Kensington Battalion, he went to France on 3 Nov 1914. As a Major he commanded a group covering a gap in the line at Bouleaux Wood. The position was subject to heavy machine gun fire & Dickens was killed. His men buried him in a shell hole & set up a cross. It has been moved several times since. Dickens's remains have never been found. He is commemorated on the memorial to the Missing of The Somme, at Thiepval.