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Place of Birth: East Morton, Yorkshire
Service No: 18/375
Regiment / Corps / Service: Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 18th (Service) Battalion. (2nd Bradford)
Division: 31st Division
Date of Death: 1916-05-20
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: E. 25.
CWGC Cemetery: BEAUVAL COMMUNAL CEMETERY
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: WEST MARTON, YORKSHIRE
Wilfred Dixon was the son of Frederick William and Grace Dixon, née Houldsworth. Frederick was born at Braithwaite, Keighley and Grace at Sutton-in-Craven, Yorkshire.
1891 East Morton, Yorkshire Census: Jacques Fold - Wilfred Dixon, aged 9 months, born Morton, Yorkshire, son of Frederick W. and Grace Dixon.
1901 Bradford, Yorkshire Census: 3, Chestnut Grove - Wilfred Dixon, aged 10 years, born Bingley, Yorkshire, son of Frederick Wm. And Grace Dixon.
1911 Bradford, Yorkshire Census: 56, St. Margaret’s Road, Great Horton - Wilfred Dixon, aged 20 years, born Bingley, Yorkshire, son of Frederick Wm. and Grace Dixon.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Wilfred Dixon, 18/375, W. York. R. Theatre of War first served in: (3) Egypt. Date of entry therein: 22.12.15. D. of W.
British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte Wilfred Dixon, 18/375, 18th W. Yks. Died of Wounds 20.5.16.
Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte Wilfred Dixon, 18/375, 18th Bn West Yorks. Regt. Date and Place of Death: 20.5.16. 4 C.C.S. (Wounds). To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Mother Legatee - Grace. £3 9s. 0d. Sister Grantee of letters of Admin - Minnie Wilkinson. £4 10s. 0d.
UK, WW1 Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-1923: card(s) exist for Wilfred.
For Wilfred’s connection to West Marton see:
Photograph courtesy of Christopher J. Moore.
Data Source: Local War Memorial
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---
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Private Wilfred DIXON
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 31st Division
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