The Indian Biographical Dictionary (1915)/Dickie, Col. John Elford
Dickie, Col. John Elford, C.B. (1909); b. 1856; s. of late John Dickie, J.P., Kilmarnock; m. , d. of Major-Gen. J. W. , C.B., ; educ: R.M.A. ; Lieutenant, R.E. 1874; became Col. 1905; served Afghan War, 1878-80 (despatches, medal with clasp); Egypt, 1882 (despatches, medal with clasp, bronze star, 5th class Medjidie); Burma, 1885-86 (medal with clasp); China, , medal); Mohmand Expedition, 1908 (medal) commanded R.E. 1st (Peshawar) Div. India and Secretary, P.W. Department, N.W. Provinces, 1910-11 since when he has been Director-General of Military Works in India with rank of Major General. Address: Simla, India. Club: Junior United Service.