The information displayed here is at the time of death.
George was born in 1881 in Berwick, Northumberland. He was the son of James Gibson Dixon and Anne Dixon (nee Newton). He had one younger brother, Robert.
He was educated at the Royal Grammar School, Jesmond, then Armstrong College. He undertook an apprenticeship at Seghill Colliery, before later being appointed as a manager at Watnall Collieries owned by Messrs Barber Walker and Co. in Nottinghamshire. George was a keen member of the Notts County Rugby Team, a member of the Notts County Cricket Team and Captain of the Lamb Close Cricket Club.
At the time of his death George is registered as Second Lieutenant in the Royal Engineers, 170th Tunnelling Company. Complimentary statements were made by his Captain, General & Chaplain, mentioning that he was selected for and successfully completed Special Service (source: De Ruvigny Roll of Honour). George was killed in action at Cuinchy on 6th August 1915 aged 33.
High Park, Newthorpe, Nottinghamshire (place of residence 1911 Census)
George is buried at the Cambrin Military Cemetery in Pas De Calais, France.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
De Ruvigny Roll of Honour
Newcastle University Archives (Roll of Service, Armstrong College Calendars, The Northerner Student Magazine)
UK Census registers, National Archives (available via Ancestry.co.uk)
UK Military Service Records, National Archives (available via Ancestry.co.uk)
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