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14396   Lance Corporal John Harvey Dixon
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 14th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (British Army)
Died: 16/08/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 25
Summary      
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.
Further Information
John Harvey Dixon was the son of Joseph and Elizabeth Dixon
Up until 1886 at least, the family lived in England. Joseph Dixon was a watch maker.
John Dixon was born about 1892 in Magherafelt.
Family: Joseph Dixon, Elizabeth Dixon, Joseph Dixon (born about 1882, England), Elizabeth Dixon (born about 1884, England), Benjamin R Dixon (born about 1886, England), Robert Dixon (born about 1890, County Londonderry), John Harvey Dixon (born about 1892, Magherafelt).
By 1901, the family had moved to Belfast. The 1901 census lists John as age 9 living with the family at house 12 in Maryville Street, Windsor Ward, Antrim. Their eldest sister was deaf and dumb.
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.
Lance Corporal Dixon has no known grave and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial.
The Honour Roll of the Central Presbyterian Association list both John and his brother Benjamin R Dixon as having served with the 14th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles.
The CWGC record Lance Corporal John Harvey Dixon as the son of Joseph and Elizabeth Dixon, of 51 Ormeau Road, Belfast.
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Relevant Magherafelt Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Magherafelt area Magherafelt Town Born in Magherafelt area 54.757705 -6.613934
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1 1901 Census lists Dixon family 1901 census lists John as age 9 living with the family at house 12 in Maryville Street, Windsor Ward, Antrim
2 1911 Census lists Dixon family 1911 census lists John as age 19 living with the family at house 36 in Hardcastle Street, Windsor Ward, Antrim
3 1918 Belfast Street Directory Dixon, Joseph, watch maker and jeweller, 51 Ormeau Road
4 Central Presbyterian Association ROH Lists both John and his brother Benjamin
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