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- Biography -
- Arthur Stanley Dixon -

Unknown person Name : Arthur Stanley Dixon.

Son of Fred Dixon and Hannah Elizabeth Dixon (née Hollingsworth), of 1, Verona Villas, Newport Rd., Ventnor, Isle of Wight.

Born 1898 (Birth registered in Sculcoates, East Yorkshire, Dec 1898 qtr).

It appears Arthur Stanley Dixon, aged 14, travelled from Liverpool to Halifax, Novia Scotia, arriving 4 April 1913 on the Victorian.
  Census Information :

1901 : Fred and Lizzie Dixon, with their children including Stanley aged 2, are at Surrey Villa, Newport Road, Ventnor. Fred Dixon is a Foreman Fitter at the Electric Light Works.

1911 : Fred and Hannah Dixon, with their children, but not Arthur Stanley, are at 1 Verona Cottages, Newport Road, Ventnor. Fred Dixon is an Engineer's Fitter.

  Service details :

Private 4818 Arthur Stanley Dixon, 8th Bn. The King's (Liverpool Regiment).

  Casualty Details :

Died : 20 February 1916, aged 18.

Buried at : Blackpool (Layton) Cemetery, Lancashire.

CWGC record ...
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Ventnor War Memorial
County War Memorial, Carisbrooke Castle

  Documents :


Friday, February 25, 1916 Page 1

Very deep sympathy will be expressed with Mr. and Mrs. F. Dixon, 1, Verona Villas, in the death of their son, Stanley, which occurred on Sunday. Pte. Dixon came home from Canada in the autumn of last year, and enlisted immediately on landing. He spent a few days' leave in Ventnor about a fortnight ago, and then went back to military duty at Blackpool. On Sunday his parents had news by wire that he was seriously ill, and his father immediately left to visit him. In the meantime another message was received, stating he had passed away, the cause of death being double pneumonia. Only a few weeks ago we printed a letter from his brother [*], who is in the trenches in Flanders, and who came over to England with the Canadian Expeditionary Force. Pte. Stanley Dixon, who was only 17 years of age, formerly worked at the Ventnor works of the I.W. Electric Light and Power Company. The funeral took place at Blackpool on Wednesday.


Friday, March 3, 1916 Page 4

ACKNOWLEDGMENT. MR. AND MRS. F. DIXON, 1, Verona Villas, Newport Road, desire to thank all friends who have shown kindness and sympathy with them in the sad bereavement they have sustained by the loss of their son.

[*] Frederick Herman Dixon


Friday, July 26, 1918 Page 3

Sudden Death of a Child.
The sincerest condolence is being expressed with Mr. and Mrs. F. Dixon, 1, Verona Villas, Newport Road, in the somewhat sudden death of their baby boy, Alfred Gerald, aged three years and five months. He was taken ill with a cold on Monday and died on the following day from acute bronchitis. The funeral took place this (Friday) afternoon, and called forth expressions of sympathy from all classes of people in the neighbourhood.


Friday, August 2, 1918 Page 2

THE FUNERAL of the infant boy (Alfred Gerald) of Mr. and Mrs. F. Dixon, took place at Ventnor Cemetery last Friday, the Rev. A.P. Clayton officiating. The mourners were Mr. F. Dixon (father), Misses Ethel Winifred, Edith Marian, and Maud Ethel Dixon (sisters). There were a large number of wreaths and flowers ...
(the list of wreaths has not been transcribed)
Mr. and Mrs. Dixon lost their second boy, Arthur Stanley, aged 17 years, two years ago. He came from Canada to enlist and died at Blackpool. - Mr. and Mrs. Dixon and family return thanks for kind expressions of sympathy in their bereavement and for wreaths and flowers received.

Arthur Dixon's younger brother, John Herbert Hollingsworth Dixon served during WW II in the Fleet Air Arm, and his name appears in the Burma Star Roll of Honour at St George's Church, Arreton.
  Acknowledgments :

Janet Griffin for newspaper research
  Page status :
Page last updated : 30 October 2013 (added further newspaper reports).


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