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  • Photo showing the family grave commemorating Leslie Dixon in the Retford Cemetery.photo courtesy of Rachel Farrand
Person Details
Retford
Leslie Leonard was born in 1895 in Retford and was the son of Charles and Amy Dixon, his father Charles died when he was very young in 1898 leaving his widow Amy to bring up their three children on her own. In the 1901 census Amy is shown living at 4 London Road , Retford with her two sons Leslie aged 6 years, Harry aged 4 years and daughter Annie aged 2 years. Both Leslie and Harry enlisted during the 'Great War' and their mothers pride soon turned to tragedy when first Harry was killed in action and then Leslie went missing in action and was later assumed to have been killed in action.
21 Mar 1918
23
1579974 - CWGC Website
1729
Private
1st Bn Lincolnshire Regiment
Leslie enlisted at Grimsby and served with the 1st battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment, he was killed in action on 21st March 1918,his body was never recovered and identified and his name is therefore commemorated on the Poizireres memorial, France.
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  • Photo showing the family grave commemorating Leslie Dixon in the Retford Cemetery.photo courtesy of Rachel Farrand
    Leslie Dixon - Photo showing the family grave commemorating Leslie Dixon in the Retford Cemetery.photo courtesy of Rachel Farrand
  • Photo showing close up of the inscription on the family grave commemorating Leslie Dixon in the Retford Cemetery.photo courtesy of Rachel Farrand
    Leslie Dixon - Photo showing close up of the inscription on the family grave commemorating Leslie Dixon in the Retford Cemetery.photo courtesy of Rachel Farrand
  • Photo shows the death plaque 
(dead's man's penny ) issued to the family of Leslie Leonard Dixon following his death, which is held at the Bassetlaw Museum, Retford , Courtesy of the Bassetlaw Museum.
    Leslie Leonard Dixon - Photo shows the death plaque (dead's man's penny ) issued to the family of Leslie Leonard Dixon following his death, which is held at the Bassetlaw Museum, Retford , Courtesy of the Bassetlaw Museum.
  • photo shows the death scroll which accompanied the death plaque issued to Leslie Leonard Dixon, now in possession of the Bassetlaw Museum, Retford  courtesy of the Bassetlaw Museum.
    Leslie Leonard Dixon - photo shows the death scroll which accompanied the death plaque issued to Leslie Leonard Dixon, now in possession of the Bassetlaw Museum, Retford courtesy of the Bassetlaw Museum.
  • photos shows the cardboard tube in which the death scroll for Leslie Leonard Dixon was sent to his family, now in possession of the Bassetlaw Museum , courtesy of the Bassetlaw Museum.
    Leslie Leonard Dixon - photos shows the cardboard tube in which the death scroll for Leslie Leonard Dixon was sent to his family, now in possession of the Bassetlaw Museum , courtesy of the Bassetlaw Museum.
  • photo shows the Victory medal (and packaging) issued to Leslie Leonard Dixon, now in possession of the Bassetlaw Museum , courtesy of the Bassetlaw museum.
    Leslie Leonard Dixon - photo shows the Victory medal (and packaging) issued to Leslie Leonard Dixon, now in possession of the Bassetlaw Museum , courtesy of the Bassetlaw museum.
  • photo shows the British War medal (and packaging) issued to Leslie Leonard Dixon, now in possession of the Bassetlaw Museum, Retford , Courtesy of the Bassetlaw Museum.
    Leslie Leonard Dixon - photo shows the British War medal (and packaging) issued to Leslie Leonard Dixon, now in possession of the Bassetlaw Museum, Retford , Courtesy of the Bassetlaw Museum.