John Harvey Dixon was the son of Joseph and Elizabeth Dixon. Joseph Dixon was a watch maker. John Dixon was born about 1892 in Magherafelt. By 1901, the family had moved to Belfast. The 1911 census lists John as age 19 living with the family at house 36 in Hardcastle Street, Windsor Ward, Belfast. John was working as a Stationerís Apprentice. John Dixon enlisted in Belfast. Lance Corporal John Dixon was serving with 14th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he was killed in action on 16th August 1917. He was 25 years old.
The Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing forms the north-eastern boundary of Tyne Cot Cemetery, which is located 9 kilometres north east of Ieper town centre, on the Tynecotstraat, a road leading from the Zonnebeekseweg (N332). The names of those from United Kingdom units are inscribed on Panels arranged by Regiment under their respective Ranks. The names of those from New Zealand units are inscribed on panels within the New Zealand Memorial Apse located at the centre of the Memorial.