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Person Details
Newark
Henry was born in 1894 in Newark and was the youngest son of Joseph, a cleaner, and Elizabeth Dixey née Matthams. of 47, South Parade, Newark. Joseph had been born in 1850 in Southgate, Middlesex, and Elizabeth was born in 1852 at Upminster Essex. They were married in September 1878 at Edmonton, Middlesex, and had a total of 8 children sadly, however, 2 of them died in infancy. In the 1911 census the family are living at 26 Lombard Street, Newark. Joseph is 61 years and a cleaner with the GPO and is living with his wife Elizabeth 58 years and their 3 children, Helena b1885 Winthrope 26 years and a dress maker, Edith b1889 at Long Bennington, Lincolnshire 22 years and a dress maker and Henry b1894 Long Bennington 17 years a moulder's apprentice.
Attended the Wesleyan school and was also a scholar at the United Methodist Sunday school and later a teacher there. He at one time belonged to the Borough Band and the time of his death was in the United Works Band. After leaving school entered the foundry of Messrs. T & W Bradley as an apprentice pattern-maker.
27 Apr 1916
22
2750144 - CWGC Website
2454
Company Serjeant Major
2/8th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Enlisted at the great recruiting meeting in the cinema in September 1914 presided over by the Duke of Portland. Promoted to Company Sergeant Major eight weeks before his death. Was killed in action 27th April 1916 age 22 while attempting to lead a charge across Mount Street Bridge, Dublin, during the Irish Rebellion. He is buried in Newark Town Cemetery. Posthumously mentioned-in-despatches. Was one of the 31 men of the Sherwood Foresters Regiment who died during the Irish Rebellion 1916.
Article published 27th January 1917 in the Newark Herald :- Youngest son of Mr & Mrs Joseph Dixey, 47, South Parade, Newark. A native of Newark and attended the Wesleyan school. Also a scholar at the United Methodist Sunday school and later a teacher there. He at one time belonged to the Borough Band and the time of his death was in the United Works Band. After leaving school entered the foundry of Messrs. T & W Bradley as an apprentice pattern-maker. Enlisted at the great recruiting meeting in the Kinema in Sept. 1914 presided over by the Duke of Portland. Promoted to Co. Sgt.-Major eight weeks before his death. Posthumously mentioned-in-despatches.
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  • Buried in Newark Town Cemetery Photo Murray Biddle
    Henry Charles Dixey - Buried in Newark Town Cemetery Photo Murray Biddle