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1809: George Dixon (photograph)

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posted on 2024-01-16, 13:47 authored by Lest We Forget Project Team

George was the uncle of Menston resident Joe Dixon. He was in the Territorials [9th Btn.] in 1913 and then joined the Durham Light Infantry. George was killed with many others on the 5th November 1916 aged 21 years near the hated Butte de Warlencourt. The Butte, an ancient chalk hill, was fortified by the Germans and was regarded as an iconic site in the war. After the war, King George and the Prince of Wales visited the site.

Unfortunately, George has no known grave but is probably amongst those who lie as unknown soldiers in several local cemeteries.

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Name of contributor(s)

Joe Dixon, nephew

Subject of the story/individual the object(s) relate to

George Dixon

Date(s) the event(s) in the story took place

05/11/1916

Location(s) where the event(s) in the story took place

Butte de Warlencourt, Somme

Object(s)

Photograph - George is bottom left.

Community Collection Day

St. John's Parish Room, Menston, Ilkley (03/11/18)

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