Pte. William DIXON

Pte. William DIXON

Male 1881 - 1917  (36 years)

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  • Name William DIXON 
    Prefix Pte. 
    Born 17 Mar 1881  Rawdon, Montcalm, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Attestation Papers 4 Mar 1916  South River, Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    WWI service 10 Apr 1917  Vimy Ridge, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    75th Battalion, Canadian Infantry #657126 
    Died 10 Apr 1917  Vimy Ridge, Pas-de-Calais, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Buried Villers-au-Bois, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Villers Station Military Cemetery
    Villers-au-Bois
    France 
    Person ID I41637154  Whitewater Region Early Families
    Last Modified 28 Nov 2021 

    Father Benjamen DIXON,   b. 4 Dec 1855, Kildaire, Jollette, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1931, Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Ellen Charlotte MCGOWAN,   b. Abt 1857, Rawdon, Montcalm, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1882, Rawdon, Montcalm, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 25 years) 
    Married 22 Apr 1878  St. Ambroise de Kildare, Berthier, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Family ID F13814073  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Histories
    Dixon, Pte. William - WWI Casualty
    Dixon, Pte. William - WWI Casualty
    Articles and information compiled by Fay Bennett from sources noted

  • Notes  Attestation Papers:
    • labourer in lumber woods
      father Ben lived 332A St. Antoine, Ave. Montreal
      5' 6 1/4 "
      28 years; blue eyes; lt brwon hair
      enlisted into 162nd unit

    WWI service:
    • Killed in Action
      During military operations in the vicinity of Vimy Ridge he was hit in the arm, shoulder, and neck by shrapnel on April 9, 1917. I was impossible to effect his removal from the shell hole in which he lay until the next day and he succumbed to his wounds in the Dressing Station.


  • Sources 
    1. [S489741] '"BMD-Quebec Vital & Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1968", Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2008.Original data - Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin.Original data: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Quebec), baptism Rawdon, Eglises protestantes (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S490020] Mil-WWI Personnel Records of the First World War, Canada., ( Library and Archives Canada . https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/personnel-records/Pages/search.aspx.).

    3. [S489684] Mil-Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, ((www.cwgc.org)), ). (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S489343] Newspaper-Ottawa Citizen, LIsted as casualty 657126 Pte. W. Dixon, Snake River, ON
      April 27, 1917 p. 10 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S490017] Mil-War Graves Registers, Canada (Circumstances of Casualty), 1914-1948, Canada., (Ancestry.com Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.).

    6. [S489741] '"BMD-Quebec Vital & Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1968", Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2008.Original data - Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin.Original data: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Quebec), Marriage St. Ambroise de Kildare, Episcopal (Reliability: 3).