Jameson, Dixon

BORN HULL 08/06/1896. ONLY CHILD OF GRACE ANN WILKINSON (1867-1940) & THE LATE DIXON JAMESON (1868-1909), OF 2 NEWTON TERRACE, REDBOURNE STREET, HULL (WAR PENSION ADDRESS). A FORMER NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY CLERK.

HE WAS MEMBER OF THE LOCAL CHURCH LADS BRIGADE, SUBSEQUENTLY BECOMING AN AMBULANCE SERGEANT. OBTAINING 1ST, 2ND AND 3RD CLASS CERTIFICATES, AND THE SILVER MEDAL FOR AMBULANCE WORK.

HE JOINED THE ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS, ON 14/01/1914. SERVED IN FRANCE FROM 19/04/1915, WHERE HE SAW MUCH FIGHTING, BEING PRESENT AT THE BATTLES OF YPRES, THE SOMME, ARRAS AND ELSEWHERE. WAS RECOMMENDED FOR A COMMISSION IN 1916, BUT REFUSED IT, PREFERRING TO REMAIN IN THE RANKS. WAS CAPTURED AT RAMCOURT, ON 27/05/1918. RELEASED IN DECEMBER 1918, DIED ON HIS WAY HOME. AT NO:64 CASUALTY CLEARING STATION, COLONGE, OF ACUTE BRONCHITIS, ACCELERATED BY SEMI STARVATION. HE WAS AGED 21. BURIED IN GERMANY.
HIS NAME IS RECORDED ON THE ON WENLOCK BARRACKS WW1 MEMORIAL.
HIS COMMANDING OFFICER, WROTE, ” HE WAS SUCH A HERO, A GOOD WORKER AND A GOOD SOLDIER, SO POPULAR AND A GREAT FAVOURITE WITH EVERYONE IN THE UNIT.”
HIS DEATH IS RECORDED IN THE DE RUGVIGNY ROLL OF HONOUR, VOLUME 5, PAGE 93.


First name:
DIXON
Military Number:
390094
Rank:
Private
Date Died
30/12/1918
Place died:
Cologne Southern Cemetery, Germany
Age:
21
2 NEWTON TERRACE, REDBOURNE STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
Place Buried