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58464: Grave of Pioneer John Dixon

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posted on 2024-02-23, 22:59 authored by Great War Archive Project Team

My grandfather John Harold Tinson Dixon left his business as a dentist & qualified pharmaceutical chemist in Worksop to join the Royal Engineers in December 1915, at which time he had a wife and two young children. He was posted to the Army Reserve, was recalled in May 1916, was posted to France on 2 June and was killed in the Battle of the Somme on 14 July. One of these pictures is of the original document sent to his widow showing a photograph of the (temporary) headstone, the other is of the grave as it was a few years ago, with a permanent stone memorial. John is not remembered on the war memorial in his home town of Worksop - maybe one day ..!

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Identifier

8838.cpd| 3043.pdf|GWA_1159_John_Dixon_grave.pdf 3044.jpg|GWA_1160_John_Dixon_grave.jpg

Subject

Dixon, John Harold Tinson

Date

14 July 1916 | 14 July 1916

Date Created

14/07/1916

Source

Artifact

Medium

Mixed

Type

Memorabilia

Pages

1, 2

Number of Pages

2

Contributor

Everett Sharp | Robert Dixon

Rights

The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor

Publisher

The Great War Archive, University of Oxford

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