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Alfred Dixon

Alfred Dixon


CWGC record:


DIXON, A E Gunner 681830 13/09/1917 Royal Field Artillery United Kingdom I. E. 67. YPRES RESERVOIR CEMETERY





His birth was registered in the name of Alfred Edward Dixon in 18912


Alfred Edward Dickon [sic] was baptised 11.10.1891 at Tarvin the son of James Dickson and Elizabeth


1899: Alfred Dixon, born 20.8.1891, son of James Dixon was at Ashton School1



In the 1901 census the following entry was found:

At Woodside Lane Ashton Hayes3:


James Dixon        Head      46      Platelayer on Railway                               born  Hapsford Cheshire

Elizabeth Dixon  Wife         34                                                                                             Tarvin

Samuel T Dixon   Son        14                                                                                               Tarvin

Alfred E Dixon     Son         9                                                                                                 Tarvin

George H Dixon  Son          4                                                                                                 Davenham

Joseph H Dixon   Son          1                                                                                                Tarvin


In 1911 the parents James Dixon and Elizabeth were living at Mouldsworth with four children but Alfred was not with them.


In 1911 Alfred Edward Dixon aged 19, born Tarvin was a ‘Grocer Apprentice’ in the household of George Gunnery, Grocer, at Tarvin, together with one servant, 2 visitors, 4 other apprentices, and 3 Vanmen4


He was finally identified, after a long search, in ‘Soldiers who died in the Great War’:


Alfred Edward Dixon  681830 Gunner Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery, Territorial Force;

born Tarvin, enlisted at Liverpool; died 13.9.1917 Killed in Action, France and Flanders


He is buried at Ypres Reservoir Cemetery which is located to the north west of Ypres





  • familysearch website – Cheshire Schools
  • Birth: Sept Q 1891 (Chester 8a 379)
  • They were living next door to the Astle family
  • On the ancestry website Gunnery’s name has been mistranscribed as ‘Germney’