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Place of Birth: Dent, Yorkshire
Service No: 16/391
Regiment / Corps / Service: Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 16th (Service) Battalion. (1st Bradford)
Division: 31st Division
Date of Death: 1916-07-01
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 2 A 2 C and 2 D.
CWGC Cemetery: ---
CWGC Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: DENT, YORKSHIRE
Thomas Parrington Dixon was the son of Thomas Ashburne and Catherine Alice Dixon, née Parrington. Both parents were born at Dent, Yorkshire.
1901 Dent, Yorkshire Census: Hill - Parrington Dixon, aged 5 years, born Dent, son of Catherine A. Dixon (married).
1911 Bradford, Yorkshire Census: 33, Hampden Street - Thos. P. Dixon, aged 15 years, born Dent, Yorkshire, son of Thomas and Katherine Dixon.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Parrington Dixon, 16/391, West Yorkshire Regiment. Theatre of War first served in: (3) Egypt. Date of entry therein: 22 December 1915.
The informal title of the 16th (Service) Bn Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment) (1st Bradford) was the 1st Bradford Pals.
Parrington is commemorated in the 'City of Bradford Great War 1914-1918 Roll of Honour'.
A short biography of Parrington is included in: ‘Sedbergh and District 1914-1918 - But who shall return the children?’ Compiled by Sedbergh and District History Society. Edited by Diane Elphick (2016).
Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---
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Private Parrington DIXON
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 31st Division
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